Design Your Own Food Forest Workshop – Greenbridge

Published July 09, 2014

We are excited to be offering this workshop which is client focussed and nutritionally based, running two consecutive Saturday’s, 9th & 16th August.

Our experienced tutors will lead you through the process of designing your own Forest Garden…

You will learn to assess your sites suitability and plan a perennial Forest Garden.
We will explore various Forest Garden systems.
Options around establishment and succession methods.
You will learn to choose the right fruit tree and understory planting for your site.
Calculate plant quantities, spacing, water management and integrate support species for low to no nutrient input
From theory to practical, this is an interactive workshop will challenge and inspired you!

GreenBridge is providing a FREE PLACEMENT to this workshop for one lucky person. So if you would like to nominate a worthy person in the community, please send an email to bena@greenbridge.co.nz saying why this person deserves a free place.

WELCOME TO OUR UPDATE, WHERE WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO, SUGGEST SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN INTEGRATE REGENERATIVE LIVING INTO YOUR PROPERTY AND KEEP YOU IN TOUCH WITH SUSTAINABLY MINDED EVENTS IN TARANAKI.

Recent Project Profile

Whakawhiti Subdivision “A community success hinges not on what is received but what is given’

This six-lot subdivsion on Whakawhiti Street Marfell had already been started when GreenBridge was called aboard to consult on the project. Andrew Pepper the Managing Director of Pepper Construction was looking for a new approach to subdivisions that addressed how the social fabric of a street can be affected by its planning and the desire to bring a more sustainable approach to materials and practices in the houses themselves.

“This project is a team undertaking for Green Bridge, with initial concepts encompassing land infrastructure, community spaces, houses and gardens. Key to the development is a shared space, which is based around a ‘pocket neighbourhood’ approach, which is essentially ‘a cluster of homes gathered around a landscaped common area’.

Some of the many areas that explore sustainable practice include; small foot print homes that use efficient space planning, all have north facing solar gain, ‘nesting of houses for maximum privacy, rain water tanks and PV (photovoltaic power generation). A range of dwelling sizes are being offered to suit a range of occupants. Plantings are focused on edible species while pervious paving and rain gardens maximise on-site soakage.

We are super excited to be working with people who are willing to step outside the square and ask the hard questions around what makes healthy homes, land and community!

For details on what’s included, full pricing and testimonials from previous workshops check out:www.greenbridge.co.nz or phone 06 751 5556 to book for the workshop or an initial free property consultation.

 
 
 
 
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