Community Garden |

By: Te Kaakano  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Gardens, Composting Toilet

The community garden was established over 10 years ago and Desert Spring has been facilitating the running of the garden since 2007 in response to requests from local whanau who wanted to learn to grow their own vegetables and re-connect with the land.

Specifically the garden was set up to include children, youth, elderly and people with disabilities who need a space to develop skills and learning opportunities.

 What we are doing and how you can help us:
  • Permaculture workshops
  • Create and develop new gardens using recycled materials
  • Grow native seedlings from seed and cuttings
  • Collect vegetable seeds
  • Grow vegetable seedlings
  • Native seed raising workshops with partner organisations
  • Creative projects – a mosaic is on the agenda – painting and drawing materials available for kids and adults!
  • Building projects - a composting toilet is being built in spring and new compost bins are being planned… and a worm farm has just being completed.

Keywords: Composting Toilet, Gardens

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Services |

Usually a small group gets stuck in doing basic tasks such as planting and weeding and we always enjoy a great morning tea together. This is an ideal time to bring children or come along for some time out for you. In season - this includes fruit grown on our very own fruit trees. Mornings at the gardens are fantastic.


Education |

Inspire more people to be practically involved and aware of environmental issues - in particular, tangata whenua and other property owners in the surrounding neighbourhood. Stimulate young people, especially students, to engage in hands-on practical outdoor activities and environmental work, which will inspire them to continue in such work.


Working Bees |

Monthly afternoon working bees attract a larger number of volunteers which helps us get some of the bigger jobs done such as building new garden beds, turning compost, potting on native seedlings for our native tree nursery and in the spring we will be building a brand new composting toilet –with funding recently received from Hamilton City Council.