Organic Gardening | Gift Voucher | Beginners | Module 1 & Module 2
Once purchased we will send out an email with the voucher, then we will correspond with the recipient directly regarding workshop dates. Workshops are run on Thursday &/or Sunday mornings. Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGANIC GARDENING | Beginners | Module 1
9.30 am to 12.30 pm (Max 10 participants)
Morning Tea provided, wear comfortable clothing, shoes/boots suitable for gardening, sunscreen and sun hat.
This workshop is for those wanting to grow their own food at home in an organic and sustainable way. There will be an outline of organic & permaculture practices involved in building and protecting the soil, including companion planting, seed selection & planting, irrigation, weeding & harvesting. What to look for when selecting plants that best suit your plot & lifestyle.
Tips and a brief outline of pest & disease. An action packed 3 hours. Everything will be covered in more depth in Module II. Please bring a photo that represents where on your property your garden is or you would like it to be, whether it is at ground level or in pots etc. There will be a handout & some seedlings prepared for you to take home.
Prior to this workshop you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out and bring with you. It will cover questions for example eg sun direction, prevailing wind, rainfall etc for your garden pots location etc
ORGANIC GARDENING I Beginners | Module 2
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
To attend this workshop you need to have completed Module 1.
This workshop builds on and goes into more depth everything covered on Module I, progresses your home garden plans, provides advice on what other plants to introduce and trouble shoots any issues that have arisen. In addition we will cover planting by the moon. You will take home some soil tonic that we have prepared for you or that you will have made on the day.
Any combination of dates for Module 1 & 2 can be selected.
Terms & Conditions:These workshops are non-refundable, but If you are unable to attend, and we can fill your spot, then you can re book on another date or be entitled to a full refund.
Your Tutor | Donna Tuck
Field & Operations Manager | Wisewater Organic Farm Ltd
NZ Cert in Organic Primary Production
Donna a mother of 3, is a huge animal lover, obsessed with anything that has leaves and roots! She moved with her husband and family to a lifestyle block 8 years ago and this is where her love of permaculture began, along with her husband she researched and tried different things on their property and continues to learn while building their food forest.
Donna has a background in social services, spending 10 years working with families, as a community services coordinator with Plunket. The urge to do more with the land and the soil saw her change direction and focus on this passion.
Donna has a Certificate in Organic Crop Production from Toi Ohomai, after completing this course it has inspired her to educate others in the importance of the soil food web, sustainability and the reduction of reliance on artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicide\ and fungicides.
She is excited to be working at Wisewater Organic Farm, offering nutrient dense food to our lovely customers and this next chapter in offering workshops to help others understand what’s going on under our feet and how we can preserve the life in our soil and in turn the soil will give us sustenance through healthy food at the same time as sequestering carbon from our atmosphere. It really is quite amazing.