Food Forest (Forest Garden) Workshops

Bioregion: 
Hawkes Bay

Whether you are urban or rural you can learn to 'think like a forest' and have an abundant multi-story garden which can provide you with not only food but fuel, medicine, fibre, dye plants and more, and all for a lot less work than a classic veggie garden. 

Our two-day Food Forest Workshop covers the history of designed food forests and takes you through options for your own design process, implementation and maintenance stages. It includes aspects such as site assessment, shelter, water management, soils, designing in fertility and pest control, the seven layers of planting, guild design, appropriate species for various climates (primarily focused on Hawke's Bay), plant propagation and sourcing, and integration of animals.

What you get:

  • Tuition - theory and practical sessions
  • Site visits
  • Comprehensive resource book
  • Organic morning and afternoon tea
  • 10% discount on any nursery plants bought at the workshop

Max 12 participants.

Please contact us for recommendations of accommodation options if you are not local. Please note we have no accommodation available at the farm.

Dates: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 09:00
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 17:00
Location / Venue: 

RD11 Hastings. Hawkes Bay, 4178 New Zealand

Cost: 
$300 pp, $500 for couple (2 ppl learning together
More Info: 
http://kahikateafarm.co.nz/courses.html