Korito Permaculture Garden is open every day from 9am - 5pm during the Taranaki Garden Festival. Dee will be running a guided walk from 11am - 12 noon every day around the garden, with herb teas as refreshments.
The garden is a 1 acre urban permaculture teaching garden developed over the last 4 years from an old rose garden. There are annual beds, herb spiral, food forest with guild planting and ground covers, 400 year old native bush walk, and a range of innovative planting, tree training and composting systems in place, with chook tractor and worm farms.
Dee also sells permaculture plants that she grows on property, along with seeds and plant lists.
The walk around the garden will encompass the following:
How soil is built by layering carbon and nitrogen layers from waste materials from the home and garden
How to combine fruit trees, fruiting crops, perennials, root crops, bulbs and climbers into an enhanced foodscape that feeds itself. The conventional orchard and mowing, has been done away with, and instead plant guilds are planted around fruit trees to feed them, keep away the bugs, and obtain a yield all at the same time.
Herb and edible groundcovers growing where grass once was, and annuals self-seeding every season along with alpine strawberries.
Food available to harvest all year round with minimal weeding and pruning – a great solution for a busy lifestyle.
$5 entry for the garden - talk free.
28a Trafalgar Street, Westown, New Plymouth, 4310