Designing food gardens - A permaculture design module

Sorry, but this workshop is now full. We were overwhelmed with the quick and enthusiastic response.  

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We are offering one of the most popular of modules of the permaculture design course as a one day workshop, open to everyone.

You can register HERE

 Those who would like a taste of permaculture are invited to register, on a one-off basis for this module, one of  twelve modules in the permaculture design course: designing food gardens. This day-long workshop takes a holistic approach to food garden design, offering participants a well-integrated overview of the topic and a general framework for considering their own garden plans. Workshop topics include:

  • permaculture ethics, principles, zones, and design processes*;

  • working with water, micro-climates, sunlight, and soils in the garden*;

  • designs for gardens, pathways, and garden beds;

  • perennial and annual crops;

  • seed-saving and propagation;

  • planting plans, rotation plans, cover crops, inter-cropping, and companion planting;

  • weeds, pests, and diseases;

  • harvesting; and

  • gardening in community.

* Please note: These topics are addressed more fully in other modules of the full twelve-day permaculture course; in this workshop, they will be discussed in abbreviated form, focusing only on their applications to food gardening.

 The day will include a shared, bring-a-plate lunch; a practical, get-your-hands-dirty activity; and a mix of classroom activities and mini-lectures. More information will be provided upon registration.

Saturday August 26

9am-5pm

Village Valley Centre, Guildford St, Ashhurst.

$40pp, advance payment and registration essential as places are limited.

Please register HERE

RECAP Crop Swap

We run the RECAP Crop Swap roughly once a month in the Ashhurst Community Garden during the warmer months, and inside the Ashhurst Community Library when it's colder. 

This is more of a sharing event than a swap, where you do not need to give in order to take (and vice versa) and everything is free.

Bring your excess produce, seeds, seedlings, preserves, baking, anything else gardening related, or just yourself!

There’s usually a lot of good gardening kōrero happening at these, so feel free to just come for a chat.

Bringing the community together to connect and share kai, resources and knowledge. 

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Edible Garden

What is your business name? Edible Garden

What is your name? Sarah Frater

What are your opening hours?

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 9am - 4pm

Thursday: 9am - 3pm

Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Please check our facebook page for updates on opening hours 

facebook: edible garden Ltd

What is your location? 889 Ashhurst Road, RD 10 Ashhurst

How can people contact you? 

06-326 7313

https://ediblegarden.co.nz

sarah@ediblegarden.co.nz

facebook: edible garden Ltd 

 

What goods and/or services do you provide?

Edible Garden Ltd is a specialist nursery offering Heirloom Fruit trees and everything edible. We are a mail order catalogue company and onsite retail sales.

 

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/or 4?

We provide a click and collect service at level 3, and are closed at level 4. 

 

Village Four Square and Lotto

What is your business name? Village Four Square and Lotto, Ashhurst

What are your opening hours?

Monday To Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 7:30am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Public Holidays: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Closed On Christmas Day.

What is your location? 141 Cambridge Avenue, Ashhurst

How can people contact you? Ph: 06 3268014

What goods and/or services do you provide? Groceries, Fresh Produce/Fresh Meat, Fresh Flower Bouquets, Magazines, DVD hire, Beer/Wine, LPG Gas Swap/New Bottles, LOTTO

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/or 4? Yes we do have the ability to remain operational during Level 3 and Level 4. We are an Essential Grocery Business. There are rules to follow when shopping in levels 3 & 4 which will be posted around the shop. 

‘We would like to include some information for our local and elderly customers: during Level 3 or Level 4 Lockdown; if you are worried about coming into the shop to do your shopping, just call and give your order over the phone and and it will be ready to pick up (or we will deliver to your place if possible).

'Don't Panic. Stay Safe. Shop Local'.

 


 

Riverside Orchards

What is your business name? Riverside Orchards

What is your name? Paul Wycherley

What are your opening hours? 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Fridays (closed weekends)

What is your location? 1346 Napier Road Ashhurst

How can people contact you?

www.riversideshop.co.nz

063268800   

sales@riversideshop.co.nz 

What goods and/or services do you provide?  We provide a full range of fruit and vegetables, fresh bread and milk and a range of family pies and frozen berries.

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/or 4? Yes, we do via our website and can if retail shops are allowed to stay open.

 

Ashhurst Foodbank

The Ashhurst Foodbank is open every Thursday from 2pm-3pm at Bamfield Street Methodist Church hall.

It's facilitator is Kirsty Kirk.

The contact number is in Village Voice under General notices ( we discourage contact outside of foodbank hours unless an emergency as Just Zilch is the recognised daily Foodbank provider)

Clients can help themselves to what they need from the food/product supplies on shelf . We encourage to only take what you need with limits on some items such as toilet paper, cereal, milk.

We do not require ID, however we will only provide for Ashhurst residents as our supply is limited and supplied by Ashhurst locals. We encourage those outside of Ashhurst to use the well-stocked town Foodbanks instead.

We are open in level 3 and 4 but clients wait outside, we record names and address for contact tracing and we pass out a pre filled bag of food.

To donate: bring along to the foodbank on Thursday between 1:45 and 3:00pm. Or you can message to collect during the week.

 

Scooptruck

What is your business name? Scooptruck

What is your name? Wayne Higgison

What is your location? Based in Ashhurst, most trading is in Palmerston North

How can people contact you? @Scooptruck: facebook instagram  email: scooptruck@hotmail.com phone: 0273233682

What goods and/⁠⁠or services do you provide? Scoop ice cream - by the cone, tub or take home pint. Features a wide range of natural flavour/colour dairy ice cream as well as plant based and gluten free options, ice cream floats and real ice cream milkshakes.

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/⁠or 4? Able to trade through Level Three, and provide a free contactless delivery.

The ice cream is produced by award winning Duck Island Ice Cream (Hamilton). Scooptruck is available for markets, festivals and private functions.

 

Scenic Valley

What is your business name? Scenic Valley

What is your name? Mike Peters

What is your location? Zig Zag road, Pohangina

How can people contact you?

Best by phone 021 08285087

Facebook @scenicvalleymanawatu 

What goods and/⁠or services do you provide? Manuka and Kanuka firewood and Honey 

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/⁠or 4? Yes firewood is classed as an essential service, we can do contactless payments and deliveries. Honey can be sold click and collect via Facebook.

 

Kereru Natural Products

What is your business name? Kereru Natural Products

What is your name? Bev Swanson

What is your location? Komako Pohangina Valley

How can people contact you? 

Website with webshop: www.kereru.co.nz

email: kereru@kereru.co.nz

phone: 06 3294744

What goods and/or services do you provide? Natural body care products and essential oils : soaps, creams, balms, bathsalts, massage oils, essential oils, beeswax etc

Do you have the ability to remain operational during levels 3 and/or 4?

Yes, we can ship during lock downs

 

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