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Horowhenua Kaikai Harvest season

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Posted by Donna Takitimu over 12 years ago

We met the 330 household garden target!

Kia ora 

We met the target of having 330 newly created household food gardens!  Its a buzz.  Although we havent done any marketing since Nov, people are contacting me daily to ask about joining up.  We wanted to offer some degree of quality- but dont have to be everything to everyone.  In fact the person who inspired them, the friend or family member is a mentor and supporter.  

I just give out tools and seedlings and visit gardens all day everyday.  The gardener(s) do all the work.  I have to have faith, but it warms my heart when I return to flourishing plants and a beaming gardener.  The questions become more specific and I see their joy.  Whoever said most of the problems of the world can be solved in the garden, was on to something.

Funny too, the hardware supplier shops are now giving me things- for free.  I just create competitions on our Horowhenua kaikai Facebook page (of course its got a facebook page!)and give them out, fruit trees and grow houses etc.  

A friend of mine said "You're changin the landscape" I dunno about that, there's certianly a lot of work to do.  But the plan I had before, is different now, more cooperative, its like community and family have kicked in behind and its taken a life of its own- Horowhenua Kaikai

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Donna Takitimu
Donna Takitimu : My question to the Permaculture Community is how can I get permaculture training to some of the really keen gardeners with little or no money? Is the smallest permaculture training a PDC? Can this be done in smaller snippets over say a weekend a month for a year? Do I need to get permaculture teacher training to be useful and take this garden community to the next step?
Posted over 12 years ago

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