Garden workshops popular

Fiordland Community Garden member Katherine Mitchell (left) stirs the autumn minestrone, made during a garden workshop while Nita Cole (middle) and Roz Hermann watch.

THE Fiordland Community Garden at Te Anau Memorial Park has proved popular since its opening in November.

Workshops held in the past three months including sauerkraut making, winter seed sowing, a tomato harvest and cook up, Bokashi composting and worm farms, have proved popular with members of the community.

Surplus plants have also been donated and the community compost facility was enabling residents to get rid of their food scraps.

Members are at the garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and noon, offering an induction for people keen to use the compost system how it works and the do’s and don’ts.

Fiordland Community Garden president Andrea Staben said the team was grateful for the generosity and support from the local community in the initial setup to build up the compost bins.

“Food produced from the community garden will be distributed in return for volunteered time, donation and excess will be donated to the local food bank as and when required,” she said.

The next workshop, garlic growing and storing, would be held on April 17.

For future workshops check the group’s Facebook page. This page could also be used by people to seek answers about gardening.

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