Community gardens hosting workshops


For all budding gardeners or just those with an interest in plants, the Shetland St Community Gardens are hosting workshops to help you extend your knowledge.

The gardens are run by the Dunedin Environment Centre Trust and volunteers.

They cater for a range of locals and people with physical and mental disabilities to involve them with hands-on work.

The gardens cover 350sqm as well as additional native and fruit tree plantings.

Hendrick Cosh said they were holding the workshops “for people in a restricted urban area to be part of conservation work, to learn more about planting and gardening and to share their knowledge”.

The Dunedin City Council has given $2000 in funding to cover the cost of the workshops but, Mr Cosh said the trust welcomed “koha” (a gift or donation) to the gardens as payment for the learning experience.

There will be four workshops covering various topics.

For more information or to make a booking contact Hendrick on 021 116-8320 or Joseph on 022 310-4957.

February 3: Hothouse production: all aspects of management in a hothouse.

February 17: Compost making.

March 3: Seed saving from food plants.

March 24: Native plant propagation, including gathering, taking and cutting.