Seed sowing

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seed sowing

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Late august is good time to get the early summer vegetables started from seed. You can sow cabbage, lettuce, beetroot, spring onion and spinach in containers indoors, ready to plant out in September.

 


Fruit Tree Planting at Grandview Community Garden

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Last week gardeners prepared the ground for planting fruit trees by scything the long grass. The grass was raked up to be used as mulch under the new trees, along with a thick layer of woodchippings.

Scything at Grandview Community Garden

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Garlic Planting

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a gardener plants garlic in a tyre filled with compost at Grandview Community Garden
a gardener plants garlic in a tyre filled with compost at Grandview Community Garden

Garlic planting and working bee at Grandview Community Garden

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When: Saturday June 16th 2pm to 5pm

Garlic planting: we will show you how to plant your garlic. New gardeners welcome too :)

Working bee: Grandview Community Garden needs your help! Can you join us and help with some of these jobs in the garden?

  • Put up shelves in  the shed
  • Hammer extra  nails in shed
  • Dig out weeds, privet, gorse etc
  • Sort out the pile of weeds
  • Help to build a tank stand for the water  tank
  • Spread mulch on paths
  • Put up a notice board/ place for garden log book

 Where: Look for the WIC sign opposite 183 Grandview Rd and walk through the gate.

Clare and Tim WIC Community Garden Mentors ph 021 0387623   021 2243109  


Community Gardens: growing year round food sustainably

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Since March 2012, GreenFootprint has been providing mentoring and support to the Waikato International Community Gardening Project (WIC) in Hamilton and Tokoroa. The new Grandview Community Garden in Nawton is one of the gardens where we are mentoring new gardeners as they learn year round food growing skills.The community  garden uses sustainable, organic growing methods which are budget friendly.

 

 

winter crop of peas at Grandview Community Garden
winter crop of peas at Grandview Community Garden


Native Planting at Kowhai Childcare Centre

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Children, their families and the staff of Kowhai Childacare got together on an overcast saturday in august and  planted their new native plant grove.

The area, designed by Clare Jackson of Green Footprint, uses ecosourced natives such as manatu (Plagianthus regius) kowhai (Sophora microphylla), putaputaweta (Carpodetus serratus) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) to create a grove for children to explore and learn in.The ecosourced plants were supplied by Forest Flora (www.forestflora.co.nz) and selected for their ability to succeed on a bare site.



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