#42138 Grow Veges All Year Round (Masterton)

A one-day hands-on workshop, using the Lasagne, no-dig gardening method, and also covering companion planting and seed-saving.

This workshop is designed for learners who are keen to create their own gardens and grow an abundance of vegetables, but don’t know where to start.

Dates:     26 July 2023 (one-day workshop)
Times:    Wednesday,  9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tutor:     Manaia Carswell
Venue:  Manaia’s Maraa Kai (Garden), Totara Park Drive, Masterton
Cost:       $30/$10 with Community Services Card

Must Enrol by:  24 July 2023


Course Information for #42138 Grow Veges All Year Round

Course Tutor(s):  Manaia Carswell

“Growing Kai for me is about feeding my family and being independent. Starting from a humble pumpkin plant that sprouted accidentally in a burn pile in the paddock 12 years ago, to planning and planting out a 14 row maara kai that fed my household and wider whanau and friends over last summer. Giving us multiple meals, jars and jars of preserves for the winter months, and hours of pleasure watching the plants grow. Growing your own kai not only saves you money, it is a survival skill, one that you can pass onto your whanau. I hope that this course will give students the confidence to start their own maara kai (gardening) journey.”


Purpose of the Course:  

By the end of this course, learners will have gained enough knowledge, skills, and confidence to plan, plant, maintain and harvest from their own home garden.

Learners will learn about many facets of gardening including no-dig lasagne gardens, composting, companion planting, seed saving, crop rotation.

Other Information:  This course will run all-weather – rain or shine.   If raining, learners need to dress appropriately for the weather.

Session will be a mixture of sharing knowledge around the kitchen table as well as practical hands-on activities in the maara kai (garden).

Participants Must Provide:  Gardening gloves (if you don’t like getting your hands dirty)


Please contact  reception@reapwairarapa.nz for any further information you may require.