Workshop: Low Maintenance-High Productivity Gardening, 19 November, 2011.

In collaboration with instructor Nelson Lebo from The Eco School, RECAP was able to offer a workshop on low maintenance, high productivity gardening to eight participants from Ashhurst, the Pohangina Valley, Feilding, and Palmerston North. Nelson's presentation focussed on ways to design organic vegetable gardens using tools and rotation systems to minimise outside inputs and labour (especially low weeding) while building up soil and getting high produce yields. During part of the workshop, participants discussed how these ideas might be used in the design of a low maintenance community garden.