This week we have 5 sessions to choose from. They’re all fun but don’t miss the Sunday 12.30- 2 Greenhouse celebration, seedling sale and shared kai pizza oven.
Weds 9.30- 12.30 Composting and gardening
Friday 9.30- 11.30 Composting
Friday 5-7pm After work working bee
Sunday 10.30- 12.30 Monthly working bee
Sunday 12.30 – 2pm Greenhouse celebration, seedling sale and shared kai pizza oven.
week we had an amazing treat from the Whenua Warrior Wahine, Kelly, Holly and
Ayla who ran the Maramataka workshop supported by Auckland Council Waste
Minimisation Fund. It was fantastic to host them at the garden where they
shared their knowledge of gardening via the moon which I’m sure will benefit
the garden and everyone who came alone.
Wednesday 24th June 12.30 – 1pm Dignan Street Community Garden 25 Dignan Street Point Chevalier
If you missed out
last week or loved it and want some more, Sue Rajaguru will demonstrate how to
make delicious dishes from plants that are typically overlooked or destined to
be composted but in fact have high value for cooking. She will share her knowledge
passed down from her Grandmother explaining how we often mistake plants for
weeds that are actually superfoods if prepared correctly.
Growing Point is happy to offer our first workshop at Dignan Street Community Garden since March. Sue Rajaguru will demonstrate how to make delicious dishes from plants that are typically destined to be composted but in fact have high value for cooking. She will share her knowledge passed down from her Grandmother explaining how we often mistake plants for weeds that are actually superfoods if prepared correctly.
Wednesday 17th and 24th, 12.30- 1pm at 25 Dignan Street, Point Chevalier.
Garden events coming up for TTPC – finally the refurbished pizza oven is up and running 🍕😋
March 13th and 20th Shared Kai Friday 5-7pm
Point, shared kai at Dignan Street Community Garden. Come along and enjoy the
garden, bring friends and whānau and some kai to share or koha towards the
firewood. The Pizza oven will get fired up about 6pm. We’re a zero waste event
so bring all you need to eat and drink with and take it all away, unless we can
March 18th 12.30- 1.30pm (runs after next weds gardening group)
and improvement of your soil workshop
Point workshop run by Ange Fleming, a molecular biologist hosted at Dignan
Street Community Garden. Ange will take you through some easy steps to analyse
your own soil and offer ways to improve it. Please bring along a jar half full
of your own soil. Free for garden members and a koha for others.
The community garden got a grant from Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF), which means we can expand our capacity. We have called the social enterprise, Growing Point and our Kaupapa is Growing soil, food and community.
We do a shared kai at the garden every Friday night during daylight saving. We also have the BBQ going from 6pm and when the pizza oven refurbishment is finished (hopefully not too far away), we’ll do pizzas. We are running 3 workshops a month and all the events are on our calendar.
Update 05 February:
Seed Saving Workshop at Dignan Street Community Garden Friday 7th Feb, 4-5pm 25 Dignan Street
Ellen is running a fun Growing Point Workshop that shows you how to save your seeds, what and when to harvest, and how to plan succession planting. If you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener there will be something to learn for everyone. The workshop is free, but if you’d like to take some seeds home they will be $5 each person. It’s a zero waste event so bring your own small bags or envelopes. Everyone is welcome to stay on for the shared kai that we have every Friday night 5- 7.