Feilding Food Garden Tour

9.30 - 12.30
Saturday 16th November 2013

Visit four Feilding gardens* to find ideas for making your home garden more productive and resilient
* We aim for all four venues to be available, but some changes may occur on the day due to unforeseen circumstances.

Look out for the green balloons!
Each garden will be open to visit at a set time - PLEASE RESPECT THESE TIMES!
Visit one or visit them all - the choice is yours.
Entry by koha - a collection box will be at each place.

For more information, feel free to contact us.

Beekeeping - Matt Telfer

Matt is the Chairman of the Manawatu Beekeepers Club. He is passionate about the importance of bees and is keen to share his knowledge and skills of beekeeping.

Matt Telfer, Beekeeping Expert

Namaste - Bhutanese Community Garden

A group of keen gardeners make good use of a piece of Council land to grow a wide variety of vegetables in plot-style gardens.

The Bhutanese Community Garden Feilding

Allison and John Brebner

The Brebner's have an established organic garden and orchard on their ½ acre section. The garden has been in place for 40 yrs and has recently been converted to raised beds. We grow a wide range of fruit, nuts and vegetables and are always interested in trying new and different plants. We make all our own compost and fish and comfrey tea for fertiliser. We love to share plants and knowledge.

- Allison and John Brebner

The Brebner's Garden is Amazing      Allison and John have a functional garden

Ellen and Trevor Witt - Urban Farm

At 27 Duke St we are fortunate to have one acre of land in the middle of Feilding.

The property had one very productive mature plum tree on it when we bought it in 2007. The house is built facing north near the road frontage of the section. This means we have flexibility in how we develop the rear of the section. So far we have a 6m X 4m DIY tunnel house, a duck run, a hen house, a wormery, and an orchard area with nearly 20 fruit and nut trees. We also have four generations of milking goats.

The front lawn has been 'liberated' by sheet mulching and is now producing vegetables and lots of conversation with passers-by. Previous to this we went from having rock hard clay in summer to mushy pug in winter. This is a work in progress but we are open to suggestions and look forward to sharing our experience with any interested folks.

What do we hope to achieve? A sustainable supply of fresh produce to support ourselves and to share or exchange.

- Ellen and Trevor Witt

Ellen and Trevor Witt's Garden at 27 Duke Street