Gardening & Seed Saving


This one-day Gardening & Seed Saving Workshop is part of a series of practical sessions linked to the Matakana Modular PDC presented by Trish Allen and Guenther Andraschko. Anyone is welcome to attend the Practical Workshop days to gain hands-on skills related to permaculture practices.

This session will cover soil fertility, crop planning, companion planting and crop rotation. Everything you need to know to build confidence in your growing skills.

A practical session which will include the collection of seed, processing of seed and methods for storing seed. Once a seed saver, you can enjoy growing your favourite varieties year after year, for free, and make the most of sharing with your friends.

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Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops.

Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earth builder, permaculture and landscape designer. With over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture principles, Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting others to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.

Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 00:00 to 23:45
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Matakana Hall, 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985