Food growing at home is awesome and regardless of how much garden or experience you have, we're here to share skills and encourage you!
Grab a cuppa and join Go Eco educators Michael and Tania who welcome beginners or more experienced gardeners to join the conversation with questions or experience.
This event is one of a three part series on Growing Food at Home, reserve your FREE ticket through Eventbrite and join us for a short weekly zoom conversation.
June 11 Propagating - creating more plants for free
Propagating - creating more plants for free!
Expand your garden through propagation. It sounds complicated but with a few tips we can help you get started.
-Learn some common propagation methods
-Identify which technique works for what type of plant
-Learn how to avoid some typical propagation problems
-Find out what simple equipment and materials you need to propagate and produce new plants
June 18 Planning and Planting for Backyard Fruit
Waikato has a suitable climate for so many different types of fruit that sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Let us provide some ideas, tips and guidelines to help you choose fruit that will suit your space and your needs.
-Identify different fruits suitable for small spaces
-How to plan for fruit most of the year
-Understand pollination needs of some fruit
-How to choose a healthy plant or tree and planting tips
June 25 Designing your garden for the birds and bees.
Who doesn’t enjoy a tui’s visit or a monarch’s flight across our garden Encouraging healthy ecosystems and biodiversity in your garden will not only benefit our wildlife but also your food growing. With a few tips and ideas we can help you start planning your biodiverse garden.
-Discuss the rational for encouraging biodiversity in our gardens
-Identify some plantings that will encourage birds and insects
-Discuss some safe gardening techniques that are safe for wildlife and discourage those pesky problems
Bookings close 6pm the day before each meeting; we will send you a confirmation email with the zoom link.
Michael Heiler is the coordinator of Te Puna Kai o Waikato, studied horticulture and is passionate about local food growing and seed saving.
Tania Ashman in her quest to reduce waste enjoys growing food in her urban backyard, including chicken wrangling and beekeeping.