We offer a range of seasonally inspired bespoke workshops and events.

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Spring Veg Intensive

If you have some experience growing vegetables but would like to improve your results, then this workshop is for you. We’ll be building a ‘hot bed’ in this workshop as a method for growing early seedlings or heat loving crops likes melons, and have a focus on planning for succession sowings, with the aim of evening out your gluts and famines.

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
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Spring Veg StartUp

If you’ve never grown your own vegetables before, or tried and not been very successful, then this workshop is for you. See real life examples of different gardening methods that you can use in your own garden, no matter how big or small. Homegrown vegetables taste no like other!

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
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Spring Garden Tour

Tour Nourish Gardens at Owhanake Bay Estate on Waiheke Island,  with the owner and gardener, Christy Ralphs. Gain some inspiration from the extensive gardens including  berry, vegetable and herb gardens, a food forest,  orchard, and boutique vineyard and flower farm. Finish with a chat over a delicious garden themed seasonal morning tea.

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018
(LABOUR DAY)
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Nourish Gardens is a great concept, a happening venue for learning about homegrown sustainability. Christy is a great teacher;  organised, engaging, encouraging.  The Nourish Gardens workshops are a delight – well structured (with tools, handouts and sample plants for everyone), full of useful region specific information in a glorious setting. Christy’s vegetable & herb plots, orchards and flourishing food forest are an inspiration for both aspiring and seasoned gardeners. It’s diverse abundance is a credit to her vision and her love of all things growing. Treat yourself to a Nourish Garden experience – elegant yet earthy- it’s the perfect Waiheke blend.   

 

Yvete Coleman

Design Your Own

Food Forest Garden

A forest garden is an exciting and satisfying way of growing a variety of edible and medicinal plants. Designed to be self-sustaining, forest gardens can be as big or small as you wish. Even a small backyard can have a forest garden.

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
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Fruit Trees: Pruning+Care

From apples to peaches, lemons to oranges, pomegranates to figs, fruit trees are a fantastic addition to any garden, no matter how big or small. This workshop aims to provide you with inspiration and knowledge to create, maintain and  enjoy your own fruit tree paradise.

2019 DATES

 

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Chooks+Ducks = Productive Pets

Learn all about caring for chickens and ducks, and even worms,  including feed, housing, and dealing with common issues. See real life examples and benefits of integrating these great animals into your food gardens and orchards.

2019 DATES

 

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The information from the workshop was concise and  easily understandable,  allowing workshop participants time for questions and discussions and an opportunity to share their own experience. I found doing the practical part an especially valuable skill to add to my own pruning repertoire. Christy, your garden and knowledge are an inspiration.

 

Roz Sainsbury

Bloom School: Summer Flowers

Learn how to grow an abundance of flowers and foliage for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Includes specific varieties to choose, tips and techniques for successful growing and harvesting, and how to care for your flowers once they have been cut.

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER
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Gather & Design: Spring

Join Christy from Nourish Gardens and well known floral stylists  in this joint workshop.  Harvest an abundance of summer flowers and foliage from Nourish Flower Farm and create your own beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Full day and 1/2 day options available.

2018 DATES

 

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Gather & Design: Summer

Join Christy from Nourish Gardens and well known floral stylists  in this joint workshop.  Harvest an abundance of summer flowers and foliage from Nourish Flower Farm and create your own beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Full day and 1/2 day options available.

2019 DATES

 

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It was great to get out in Christy’s garden and see all of her examples, as well as get hands on practical experience with pruning and propagation.  The morning tea was absolutely scrumptious, all homemade goods with berries from her garden! I am signed up for another workshop already

 

Mara Elwood

Summer Veg Intensive

If you have some experience growing vegetables but would like to improve your results, then this workshop is for you. We’ll be building a ‘wicking garden’ in this workshop as a water efficient method for growing summer salad greens, and have a focus on planning for succession sowings, with the aim of evening out your gluts and famines.

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER
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Summer Veg StartUp

If you’ve never grown your own vegetables before, or tried and not been very successful, then this workshop is for you. See real life examples of different gardening methods that you can use in your own garden, no matter how big or small. Homegrown vegetables taste no like other!

2018 DATES

 

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER
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Great workshop, very informative and good to do some

hands on learning, Christy is an inspiration. Great morning tea.

 

Claire Mummery

Winter Veg Intensive

Yes you can grow vegetables in winter! Learn tips and techniques to keep your garden producing all winter long. This course includes both theory and practical experience in an active home garden. This course also includes a ‘take home’ pack of seeds and plants to get you growing.

2019 DATES

 

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Autumn Garden Tour

Tour Nourish Gardens at Owhanake Bay Estate on Waiheke Island,  with the owner and gardener, Christy Ralphs. Gain some inspiration from the extensive gardens including  berry, vegetable and herb gardens, a food forest,  orchard, and boutique vineyard and flower farm. Finish with a chat over a delicious garden themed seasonal morning tea.

MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019
(EASTER MONDAY)
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Spring Flowers Intensive

(Full Day)

Learn how to grow an abundance of the very best spring flowers  for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets, including everyone’s favourites such as ranunculus and sweet peas! These flowers can all be grown over winter to provide beautiful blooms in spring.

2019 DATES

 

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Spring Flowers Intensive

(1/2 Day)

Learn how to grow an abundance of the very best spring flowers  for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets, including sweet peas, scabiosa, nigella, sweet william and more!  These flowers can all be grown over winter to provide beautiful blooms in spring.

2019 DATES

 

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Spring Bulbs Intensive

(1/2 Day)

Learn how to grow an abundance of the very best spring bulbs  for creating your own beautiful arrangements and bouquets, including ranunculus, anemone, narcissus and more!  Includes specific varieties to choose, tips and techniques for successful growing and harvesting, and how to care for your flowers once they have been cut.

2019 DATES

 

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