School Gardening Hui – March 2019

School Gardening Hui’s are so much fun 🙂

There is no better place to come together than at New Brighton Community Garden!!

On Tuesday 26th March we invited preschool, primary and secondary school educators and people from within the food resilience space to come together to share time, kai and knowledge.

We had held a similar hui last year at a similar time but this year decided to look to introduce some really different topics to the attendees. We were blessed to have Hayley (Bee Awesome) talking about pollinator friendly gardens , Nicky & Bill from the BHU (Biological Husbandry Unit) demonstrating how to use their How Does Your Garden Grow kits , Niki & Ros speaking as to how Permaculture principles can be applied in a school setting and Robin (Robinism) & myself ran a workshop on the importance and strategic value of storytelling in enrolling support of the work being done.

These topics wove together and provided a really rich experience, that add knowledge to the already amazing practice that is being delivered in schools across our region on a daily a daily basis.

Then we had time together to connect and share some amazing vegan kai from Nat @ Oomph Eats & Native Cafe. It was a great way to bring people together and start the relationship building process.

I have already started organising the next Hui for September…with ideas around food forest design, medicinal planting & use, grain production on a small scale and seasonal & foraged salads!!!