Paeroa Rural Food Forest Permablitz
Saturday 18th June 2016, 9am – 4pm
Location: Paeroa, register to find out where
We are developing a three year old orchard into the next phase of a Food Forest. We are also preparing the orchard for chickens to roam and under planting some of the fruit trees with beneficial plants at a large rural property just south of Paeroa.
The site is a north facing, easily accessible, gently sloping orchard.
We’ll be preparing some areas of lawn between the fruit trees with sheet mulching. These areas will be planted with more fruiting plants, some nitrogen fixers and other companion and beneficial plants. Existing fruit trees will be mulched, composted and bedded in for winter.
We will be fixing chicken mesh to the perimeter fence to make the orchard secure for chickens to free range. Housing for the chickens will also be established.
Likely workshops will be; on the care of chickens eg how to clip their wings, feeding chickens from the land, sheet mulching for food forest understorey planting, pruning fruit trees, chook housing from recycled materials, healing herbs and native plants/rongoa.
Anyone is welcome to teach a workshop on a sustainable living concept so if you have any special skills that will contribute to the learning of the participants please mention this at registration.
Please come and help. The hosts will provide a good healthy lunch and snacks. Hope to see you there!
What to bring:
-Gardening tools (labelled with your name) – hammer, grass clippers, spades, shovels,wheelbarrows, hand tools
-Hat and sun protection and wet weather gear
Plants/seeds needed: Tagasaste, Peppermint geranium, Chamomile, Salvia, Siberian pea shrub, Phaelacia, Yarrow, Lavender, Wormwood.
Donations to the sheet mulching pile appreciated: Horse or cow manure, untreated sawdust, seaweed, straw…
To register, fill out the form below. Your details will be emailed to the hosts who will contact you with further details on how to get there. Thank you!