Garden February News

Welcome to our first garden calendar in 2021 🌻📜

In February we have following sessions to offer:

  • Wednesday 17th 12.30pm – 1.30pm Growing Point workshop, hands on experience building a static pile compost
  • Sunday 28th 4pm – 6pm Working Bee then 6pm – 7.30pm Shared Kai Pizza (BYO base and toppings)

Reccurring events:

Garden December News

Despite the weather threatening raining us out, we had a lovely working bee and shared kai pizza on Sunday. We braved the weather and the oven put through 27 pizzas, thanks to Countdown Pt Chev for the bases, cheese and sauce – please see photos below the calendar.

This week we have 3 sessions:

  • Wednesdays 9.30 -12.30 working bee
  • Fri 9.30-11.30 composting
  • Fri 5-7pm working bee with shared kai BBQ (last for 2020 weather dependent)

Garden November News

This week we have 3 sessions:

  • Wednesday 9.30- 12.30 composting and gardening
  • Friday 9.30- 11.30 composting
  • Friday 5pm-7pm working bee/ shared kai BBQ (weather dependent)

Priority tasks:

  • Composting.
  • Watering.
  • Transplanting beets, leeks, basil, lettuce and celeriac.
  • Roller on greenhouse door needs repair.
  • Harvesting; broccoli, broad beans, peas, silverbeet, lettuce, coriander.
  • Potting table to be raised off ground.

Garden October News II

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.

Last 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. 

Other events coming up:

Garden October News

We have 3 sessions this week and a couple of fun events to put in your October calendar.

  • Weds 7th 9.30- 12.30 composting and gardening.
  • Friday 9th 9.30- 11.30 composting.
  • Friday 9th 5-7pm After work daylight saving session.

This week we have composting to do, do a weeding blitz, prepare the potato bed, put up tomato support frames, harvest lettuce, swedes, purple sprouting broccoli and the last of the wong bok.

And coming up:

We are really excited to introduce the first of our seasonal workshops run by Kelly Francis/ Whenua Warrior:

Saturday October 17th (election day) 10.30-12.30pm.
Come early for a welcome cuppa before we start.
“Maramataka, Gardening Via the Moon”, Koha for non garden members.

Sunday 25th October (Labour weekend) 10.30- 12.30.
Monthly working bee. Followed by 12.30- 2pm glass house celebration with shared kai.

Garden Events

Growing Point “Cooking With Compost” workshop

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1115658802132941/

Sunday 28th June 11am – 1pm
Dignan Street Community Garden
25 Dignan Street Point Chevalier

Everyone is welcome to join in our monthly working bee, there is always plenty to do in the garden. Meet new people, learn some gardening tips and enjoy nature’s wonders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290190255505488/

Cooking with Compost

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.

For more information please see here.

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