This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.
Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.
The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with a closing date of 12 February 2022. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz. Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities
This is a FREE to attend event. Though if you want to buy any of the plants at the nursery you'll need your EFTPOS card.
Did you know 80% of our trees, ferns and flowering plants are endemic (found only in New Zealand).
Fall in love with Aotearoa NZ plants! Our guide and plant guru Andrew's passion and insight will have you bursting with ideas. He'll introduce you to best practices both visually and practically when it comes to incorporating native plants into your garden.
If you like, bring along pictures of your garden as well. Andrew can figure out what will work for your soil type, sun position and lifestyle. We will be taken for a walking guided tour of all the fabulous native options available.
We will meet at Sievers Grove Nursery at 10:30am. Bring appropriate shoes and clothing to suit the weather. A great day to be shared with both beginner gardeners and experts alike.