Archive for April, 2012

An evening with Nicole Foss – Mo 16 April

April 15th, 2012

7pm Monday 16 April, organiased by Greylyn2030

Where: Upstairs meeting room at the Grey Lynn RSC, Francis Street
Entry by Koha

We are fortunate to have an evening with Nicole Foss as part of her 3 month Australasian tour that ends in Auckland.  Canadian Nicole Foss is an international speaker on current issues in finance, energy, resilience, environment .  She is  co-editor of and an Energy and Industry Consultant and Financial Analyst.

She has been brought to New Zealand for “Resilience by Design” the 11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, Turangi  from 11 – 15 April (

Nicole Foss speaks to the heart of issues that have been key drivers inthe Transition Town Movement, (Grey Lynn 2030, Mt Eden Village People andTransition Pt Chev are all part of this movement). She asks hard questions about our ability to survive current challenges.

Global Finance and Peak Oil - Kim Hill interview with  Nicole Foss on  24 March 2012

Please contact Tilda if you have any queries about the meeting

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Square Foot Gardening Course – Sun 22 April

April 15th, 2012

Square Foot Garden workshop with Waiheke’s Ken Clark
This is a unique chance to learn all you need to know to start and maximise food production in the city from one of New Zealand’s most successful square foot gardeners. Square foot gardening is a perfect solution for city gardens as it produces up to 70% more food than conventional gardens with less work and no weeding.

What to expect:
The workshop imparts practical tips on Square foot gardening technique, seed saving, organic gardening, organic fertiliser and how to maintain healthy soil for healthy plants.
You will get the chance to design your own Square foot garden on a map that will assist you to set up your own SFG at home.
A flyer with gardening and soil information will be handed out.
Learn how to set up your own Square foot garden takes one hour.

Ken has been growing and living off his own plants for the past 60 years. Living on a small plot of land, using natural fertiliser and only rain water, he employs the square foot gardening method to consistently produce an excess of fruit and veges which he shares at the Waiheke market.

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Payment is $20.00 on the day.

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