Turangi Food Forest Permablitz
Saturday 26th August 2017,
Registrations are now closed! No more Please! We are full up!
We’re planting a food forest at a typical home in Turangi.
The site is a north and east facing,free-draining, front sloped garden, so a warm and dry spot well suited to great growing.
Before the fruit trees go in, we’ll be forming rainwater infiltration swales for drought tolerance and for cycling nutrients into the system. Storm-water runoff from the house is planned to fill a new goldfish pond which is located to reflect spring and autumn solar energy inside.
We’re planting a large range of stone-fruit like cherries, nectarines and peaches along with citrus trees fruiting shrubs such as currants and blueberries. They’ll love the hard frosts and warm dry summers. These will become the structure of the multi-layered food food for this keen young Turangi couple.
Please come and help, likely workshops will discuss Food forest and swale design, composting, tree planting and mulch use. Anyone is welcome to teach a workshop on a sustainable living concept on the day!
There will be a good healthy lunch provided. Hosts will help organise carpooling for anyone willing to come down here. Turangi has great hotpools, walks, and plenty to see and do for a weekend away! (not to mention great permies down here including the sensational Awhi Farm (google them!)
Suitable plant donations for our food forest appreciated.
We hope to see you here!
What to bring:
-Own gardening tools (labelled with your name) – spades, shovels, wheelbarrows, hand tools
-Hat and sun protection
To register, fill out the form below you details will be emailed to the hosts who will contact you with further details on how to get there. We look forward to meeting you!