Archive for July, 2011

Its winter 2011 & we are still going…

July 25, 2011

Hi All

We havent gone away. Silke and I are still running the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Garden.  Thanks to every one who has been in contact over the last few months.

The garden is growing strong still. We have had a wonderful late summer, autumn and early winter. the Waitemamta DHB have been visiting us every other Wednesday afternoon with their Whitiki Maurea group. 

Whitiki Maurea is Waitemata District Health Board’s Maori Mental Health Service. We have been working with the  MOKO Services team. Whitiki Maurea is committed to the kaupapa of healing for Maori by weaving together Maori healing practices and Western clinical practice, thereby providing Maori Tangata Whaiora and their whanau with the best possible health outcomes.

Brand new garden bed awaiting vegetables

Our goal has been to help the team help themselves and get into the garden, and grow their own veges. W have been covering all aspects of gardens from digging a new garden bed to compost, growing from seed, to harvesting their crops they worked so hard to nurture.

Digging our new garden

In the coming weeks we will be getting ready for the summer garden. We have 25 kg of seed potatoes on the way and another attempt at getting our beehive going. this time we are going to use the top bar hive method. More on that to follow…

thanks again to every one  has been in touch, our helped out in any way at the garden.

Lee Sigley