Sustainable Gardening Workshop Series

Composting & edible gardens

Small Scale Sustainable Gardening #5
Focus on creating your own Seasonal Calendar
Sunday 18 June 10-12
Cost $20
We will look at various examples of these calendars then design our own individual calendars. Having this in place means we are reminded of aligning to the seasons and obtaining the optimum outcomes from each one.

Small Scale Sustainable Gardening # 6 
Focus on DIVERSITY and ‘No Dig’ gardens
Sunday 23 July 10-12
This is a free course provided by the Compost Collective. 
In this course we will build a garden from collected materials in a method known as ‘sheet mulching’. Learn about activators and enhancers that can be used, and the reasons why a ‘no dig’ garden is beneficial.

Small Scale Sustainable Gardening #7 
Caring for your Fruit Trees
Cost $20
20 August 10-12
Through observation, we will decide how we can get the best from each tree in our orchard. Pruning requirements, tree training and guilds will be covered.

Small Scale Sustainable Gardening #8
Focus on Plant Propagation
Cost $20
17 September 10-12
Growing from seed, root division and cuttings. Learn best timing for these methods and plant species for the season. We will make our own seed raising mix and ‘potting on’ medium.

Small Scale Sustainable Gardening #9
Focus on Grow Your Own Pantry Plot
Cost $20
22 Oct 10-12
Learn how to supplement your pantry with seasonal produce, succession crops and perennials. The focus will be on building soil fertility, crop rotation and plant diversity. We will be working in a plot 1m x 1m sq.


About the Tutor: Judy Keats
Small Scale Sustainable Gardening Tutor, Permaculturist, Garden Mentor, Organic Grower

Judy has worked as a Community Garden Coordinator for 6 years with Triangle Park in Massey, Kainga Ora maara in Orakei marae and Kaipatiki Project in Birkdale

“I am passionate about growing food that is ‘full of life’, both nutritious and abundant. My community garden involvement has taught me the pleasures of learning, working and sharing together. Food resilience is our common goal.

To grow a successful garden, one begins with an intention to ‘care’, moves on to learn growing techniques and develop the skills of observation, and follows on towards sustainability and ‘wellbeing for all’. I am here to support with that.

The workshops I have chosen to teach incorporate my experience of permaculture applications, along with my knowledge obtained through growing organically.”