#40087 Growing your own food – How to plant & maintain your own edible garden
Designed for those who have minimal gardening experience, this four-week course will give learners the knowledge and confidence to grow nutritious, organic food at home.
Learners will leave the course feeling empowered and confident that they can use their newfound gardening skills to provide sustainable, low-cost, healthy food for themselves and their whānau.
Dates: 5 November – 26 November 2022 (4 weeks)
Times: Saturday Afternoons, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tutor: Emma Elliot
Venue: Eketāhuna Community Garden, Bengston Street, Eketāhuna
Cost: $20 / $10 (with Community Services Card)
Must Enrol by: 2 November (online) or enrol on the day.
Course Information for Course #40087 Growing Your Own Food: How to Plant & Maintain a Low-Cost, Organic Garden.
Course Tutor(s): Emma Elliot
Purpose of the Course:
This beginner-level course takes students through the four main tenets of successful organic home gardening:
1) planning the garden
2) preparing and caring for the soil
3) planting and cultivating the crop
4) maintaining the garden to ensure a good harvest.
At the end of the course, each student will not only come away with the knowledge to grow their own food, but they will also leave the course with punnets of seeds they have planted in class to take home and grow in their own gardens.
This course will run all-weather – rain or shine. If raining, learners need to dress appropriately for the weather.
Students will be provided with a course notebook for weekly review as well as receive hands-on, practical learning in the Eketāhuna Community Garden.
Please note these are not provided but may be useful to bring along:
– Gardening gloves (if you don’t like getting your hands dirty)
– Gardening tools (Spade/trowel)
– Wet weather gear
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