Archive for August, 2010

Square Foot Gardening wokshop with Ken Clark

August 31st, 2010

This weekend we had Ken Clark, the food garden master from Waiheke, in Mt Eden village to teach us about Square Foot Gardening, Grafting and food production in your own garden.

The Square foot gardening workshop was well attended. The workshop started with a blue sky in our garden but we soon had to relocate into our garage as it was raining cats and dogs. It was great to see that we had so many school teachers attending the SFG workshop, committed to bringing food gardens into schools. I am please to say that Ken agreed to do one more SFG workshop this year, which is on the 3.10.2010

Please find below the contact details for the moon calendar:
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Fruit tree pruning with Ken Clark

August 18th, 2010

Ken Clark gave us a good demonstration on how to prune a variety of fruit trees. Thank you for the positive feedback, it helps us to know if the workshops we offer are working for you. Ken is doing two more workshops this year, the Square Foot Gardening workshop and a grafting workshop. Both are on Sunday the 29th of August.

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Fruit tree planting on Maungawhau

August 16th, 2010

A joint project between the Friends of Maungawhau and the Mount Eden Village People.

What a great turnout for our fruit tree planting day on Mangawhau this Saturday. A rainy day is apparently the best day to plant trees, so this was definitely the perfect day to dig in!

Thank you to everyone involved for taking action in transforming our community into a more sustainable place. This was a team effort to bring free and healthy food into to Mount Eden that will be a nice treat on your walk up Maungawhau.

We would like to see more fruit trees planted in streets and local parks and next to playgrounds to support families to save money on their grocery bill and to educate children on where fruit comes from.

We now have 3 feijoa, 3 lemon, 2 grapefruit and 2 peach trees on our mountain. We also would like to thank Councillor Glenda Fryer from our local community board, who joined us to plant a fruit tree and supports our vision of having these community trees as part of Mount Eden.

We would like to hear what you think about having community fruit trees in our city. Please go to:  FB: Fruit trees for Auckland or suggest a site on:

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