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Growing from Seed

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Come learn a fabulous facet of self sufficiency in this morning workshop on our 8ha property just outside of Waihi. Whether you are looking to feed yourself affordably from your balcony, backyard garden, or your farm, we will cover the foundations of growing from seed successfully. 

We are certified organic property that encompasses a market garden, young orchard, pastoral grazing, free range chickens, and agroforestry. Various principles are utilized such as biodynamics, natural farming, no-dig/no-till, regenerative agriculture and holistic grazing.

Within a small group setting we will focus on the practical aspects of how to grow vegetables and flowers from seed, as well as learning how to harness the power of the planets by planting by the moon. 

What we will cover in this workshop - 
- Sourcing seed 
- Different mediums and methods for raising seed
- When to raise seedlings vs sowing direct
- Timeliness of season 
- Transplanting seedlings
- Important factors to consider
- Planting by the Moon
- Understanding Lunar Phases
- Rhythms of the Biodynamic Calendar
- Astrological 'Best Days'
- Maori Maramataka 

Everyone welcome, secure your ticket today to start working in harmony with nature in your own garden!

Facilitated by Monique from Natural Wisdom

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Feedback from previous workshops - 

"Monique has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to share. Her delivery is inclusive of all no matter what level of skills you might have in the garden. Monique’s mission is to support and empower people to become more connected to the natural world through sustainable and dynamic practice. At a time where supply chains are tentative, these workshops create confidence that we all have the ability to grow a lot of our own food, no matter what size property you might have." - Kate

"I would highly recommend Moniques workshop to anybody even remotely interested in this area. The presentation of the workshop was practical and relatable which made receiving the content so easy. I didn't come away from this workshop thinking, hmmm, what did that mean? I have come away thinking, that makes so much sense!" - Chanelle

"Monique's workshop was inspiring, informative, down to earth, and tailored to the audience. She is enthusiastic and encouraging, sharing a bounty of knowledge and cultural perspective in a way that makes earth-centric gardening feel achievable no matter who you are. A definite game-changer!" - Briony

"Moniques love of the environment really shines through on how she presents and engages with her listeners. She is enthusiastic and passionate which made for easy learning." - Leigh

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Refund policy

If unable to attend last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, the amount will be held in credit for future workshops or online learning. Heavy rain date is Sunday 30th July 2023.