Learn how to manage your garden organically using natural pest control, companion planting, organic sprays and fertilisers.
Check here to find out more about Ginny's courses and workshops. These are held at a variety of venues around Whangarei.
Whether you've got a lifestyle block or a small backyard, you can grow fruiting plants of some description. What do you want to eat? When does it ripen? What grows well where you are? This workshop covers what to grow, where to plant, preparing the site and providing protection from weather, pets and pests. There is nothing nicer than picking fresh fruit from your own garden.
There are not always enough nutrients present in the average plot of land to grow healthy plants. The quality of your soil will depend on what additional nutrients are essential for your plants. Discover what your plants need and how to identify any deficiencies.
Herbs are a magical ingredient that with a little imagination can transform a recipe. Explore interesting and unusual culinary herbs. Includes how to use herbs in vinegars, oils, butters & teas. Some recipes provided to help you add these wonderful flavours with their extra goodness to your family meals.
PLEASE NOTE: this is not a practical class - recipes are provided for you to make at home
You can easily toss edible flowers into a salad, sprinkle them over pasta, add to hot or cold herbal or fruit teas and even put them in your sandwiches. Discover some interesting (and possibly surprising) ways to use them including how to crystallise and batter them, make floral drinks, food and vinegars. Discover what you can and can’t use.
A practical workshop where, using plants from your garden, you will make your own herbal creams with what is in season. Depending on what herbs are available this could include a facial cleanser, moisturiser and plantain, calendula or sunburn creams. All ingredients provided, including jars.