Kelmarna Community Gardens & City Farm

Community Organisation

Kelmarna Community Gardens & City Farm
12 Hukanui Crescent
Ponsonby
Auckland 1021
910 days ago

Kelmarna Gardens Autumn Festival Sunday March 26th

Adrian Roche from Kelmarna Community Gardens & City Farm

Come and enjoy the Kelmarna Gardens Annual Autumn Fundraising Festival on March 26th!

This free community festival raises much-needed funds to allow the gardens to continue it's valuable work in the community (learn more here: www.kelmarnagardens.nz...).

There will be delicous local fare… View more
Come and enjoy the Kelmarna Gardens Annual Autumn Fundraising Festival on March 26th!

This free community festival raises much-needed funds to allow the gardens to continue it's valuable work in the community (learn more here: www.kelmarnagardens.nz...).

There will be delicous local fare from our wonderful supporters:

Orphans kitchen - are laying down a tasty BBQ in the paddock again.
Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe - back again serving their amazing baked european goodness.
Organic Mechanic - nourishing us wth their kombucha and free hugs,
Little bird organics & The Unbakery - serving up sweet, raw, wholesome treats.
Millers Coffee - pepping us up (it's very good coffee).
Serious Popcorn - bringing their organic popped goodness for the first time.
Nice Blocks made by Tommy & James - cooling us down (because it's going to be a beautiful day!)
Almighty - keeping us hydrated with delicious organic juices.

Workshops:

Fermented Food with Little bird organics & The Unbakery

Composting with Judy Keats from Compost Collective.
Register here to get a $40 discount voucheron composting systems from Compost Collective.
compostcollective.org.nz...

Food Foraging with Adrian Roche from Kelmarna

Bee Keeping - Carol Downer

Live Music:
Sit on the village green and listen to the sounds of some talented local musicians.
Club Manouche
Luke Hurley

Bring your kids to the KidsZone!
11.30 - 1pm: Fairy Clare Battersby will be flying in to sprinkle fairy dust and fun on the kids!
There will also be yoga, crafts, games and more fun to be announced.

So please invite your friends & whanau and cross your fingers for sunshine!

We'll update with workshops, music and more soon!

Free

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1034 days ago

Help needed! Kelmarna Redevelopment Stage 1 starts next week

Adrian Roche from Kelmarna Community Gardens & City Farm

The Creation of The Village Green

After almost a year of consultation and design work with Carl Pickens, Landscape Architect, the first Kelmarna Redevelopment project begins and we are very very excited! With assistance from Waitemata Local Board and a very generous local resident and longtime … View more
The Creation of The Village Green

After almost a year of consultation and design work with Carl Pickens, Landscape Architect, the first Kelmarna Redevelopment project begins and we are very very excited! With assistance from Waitemata Local Board and a very generous local resident and longtime supporter of the Gardens, we will start drainage and levelling work on Monday November 21st. The end picture will be a spatious two tiered picnic and community area under the shade of our Macrocarpa, with clear line of sight across the paddocks to Herne Bay - The Village Green!

But to get there we need some hard work from generous volunteers!
We need four or five volunteers on each of Tuesday November 22 and Wednesday November 23 to help back fill drainage trenches, barrow gravel and barrow topsoil. We will also need some the following week, but the day will depend on weather and progress. There will be a delicious wholesome lunch provided for all helpers!

Please email Guy at Kelmarnagardens@gmail.com if you can help with barrowing, lunch preparation or any other tasks on:

- Tuesday November 22; or

- Wednesday November 23; or

- the following week, day to be determined (apologies for the imprecision but it is out of our control).

We also need the following materials so if anyone has any ideas for sourcing them through sponsorship or at a discounted rate please get in touch:
Bugle head screws,
Bedding sand,
Wide joint paving grout,
100x75mm H4 posts,
GAP 7 basecourse,
Clean screened topsoil and/or lawn mix.


All offers of help gratefully received!

Nga mihi nui

Kelmarna Community Garden Trust

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1069 days ago

Kelmarna Plant Sale this Saturday 10-1pm.

Adrian Roche from Kelmarna Community Gardens & City Farm

Adrian's been busy nurturing seeds from Kelmarna for our first ever plant sale!

Come & grab your lovingly raised, local seedlings to kick-start your vegetable garden for the summer.

There will be two guided walks so you can learn more about the gardens and coffee & tea will be … View more
Adrian's been busy nurturing seeds from Kelmarna for our first ever plant sale!

Come & grab your lovingly raised, local seedlings to kick-start your vegetable garden for the summer.

There will be two guided walks so you can learn more about the gardens and coffee & tea will be available so you can stay awhile and enjoy the peacefulness of our city oasis.

10.30am – Guided walk through Kelmarna – Adrian will lead you around and show you the secrets of the gardens.

11am -12pm - PLAN YOUR SUMMER GARDEN WORKSHOP with Adrian Roche - $5.

12.30pm – Guided walk through Kelmarna - Adrian will lead you around and show you the secrets of the gardens.

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