WIC - Waikato International Community Gardening Project

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WIC - Waikato International Community Gardening Project

Through WIC Waikato based new migrants, refugees and Pacific Island peoples can get healthy exercise and healthy food through  gardening.

Location: Waikato - Hamilton & Tokoroa
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2018

WIC Intro

Kia Ora, Salaam, Mingalaba, Jom reab soor, Ni hau, Hola, Mbote, Kia Orana, Guten tag, As-Salaam-Alaikum, Ni sa bula, Kumusta,Namaste, Kam na Mauri,Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Halo Olketa, Welkom, Malo e lelei, Talofa ni, Mhoroi, Pryvet, Konnichiwa, Shuprobhat, Welcome!

The WIC project will be managed by K'aute Pasifika Services until Dec 2013, initially as a Waikato District Health Board Healthy Eating Healthy Activity initiative.  We use the WIC Oooby group to keep WIC members up to date with workshops, events and resources. 

We welcome you adding translations, comments, questions, photos and recipes! 

Anyone is welcome to subscribe to our weekly blog, the WIC Gardening Update, for information on local gardening and food related events coming up in the following fortnight, recipes, relevant health information, gardening tips and occasional reflections on food/gardening culture.

 

Contact: WIC - The Waikato International Community Gardening Project, K'aute Pasifika Services, Level 1, 960 Victoria St, PO Box 285 Hamilton 3200, New Zealand, Ph +64 (07)834-1482. http://www.kautepasifika.org.nz/wic-gardening-project

 

 

Discussion Forum

Growing 54 Replies

Here's the place to discuss how to grow fruit and vegetables, including how to improve the soil and the requirements of particular plants.

Tags: ammendments, compost, soil, vegetables, growing

Started by WIC Garden Project. Last reply by Fungai Mhlanga Feb 13, 2014.

Community Gardening 125 Replies

A community garden is a single piece of land gardened by a group of people.  The garden may consist of individual plots (sometimes called allotments) and/or areas that are gardened communally. Many…Continue

Tags: WIC, Tokoroa, Hamilton, Gardens, Community

Started by WIC Garden Project. Last reply by Clare Jackson Jun 20, 2013.

Training 48 Replies

Find out about gardening, cooking and related training - mostly in Hamilton & Tokoroa, Waikato, NZ - including workshops and demonstrations run by WIC. Over the coming months WIC is looking at…Continue

Tags: training, Hamilton, Tokoroa, WIC

Started by WIC Garden Project. Last reply by WIC Garden Project Dec 21, 2012.

Eating! 91 Replies

So you've grown broccoli, but how do you eat it?  Here's the place to:ask how to prepare your produce using healthy recipesshare your healthy recipes or ask how a traditional recipe might be made…Continue

Tags: storage, foraging, recipes, preserving, health

Started by WIC Garden Project. Last reply by WIC Garden Project Dec 20, 2012.

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Comment by WIC Garden Project on July 26, 2012 at 1:48pm

MODULAR PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE 2013

Hamilton Permaculture Trust will be offering the Permaculture Design Certificate course again next year.  For more information see their web site.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on July 18, 2012 at 1:00pm

Locavore’s is repeating its popular Pruning your own Fruit Trees– a fully hands on, practical workshop

When: Saturday July 28th near Cambridge or Saturday 4th August, 9am to 1pm.

$48 per person.  For more information see the attached flier. 

Locovore Pruning Workshop flier.docx

Comment by WIC Garden Project on July 13, 2012 at 3:16pm

Want to learn how to keep honey bees? Marcia Meehan’s is running a Natural Beekeeping/Topbar Bee Hive workshop on Saturday 21 July 2012 – there will be a course fee.  Check out her webpage for more information.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on July 13, 2012 at 2:57pm

THINKING OF STUDYING HORTICULTURE?

If you are over 20 years old and considering studying horticulture, you can attend a FREE plant propagation taster course on Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 5.00pm to 7.30pm, at WINTEC’ Hamilton Gardens campus. ONLY THREE SPACES LEFT so get in quick! This is a ‘taster’ of the WINTEC 11 week unit Plant Propagation, which can be done as part of the National Certificate in Horticulture ( introductory) Level 2 or Level 4.  It is a practical, hands on course.  For more details please contact Janet Loughnan on freephone 0800 2 Wintec or email janet.loughnan@wintec.ac.nz

Comment by WIC Garden Project on July 2, 2012 at 11:23am

Soti's free cooking class is this Tuesday, everyone welcome!

On 3rd  of July, Tuesday, 4-6 pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, we will have another session where we will  learn how to make Baklava and vegeterian quiche.

 

"I am sure we will have a lot fun and enjoy of our diferent cultures and traditional food.

 

"We will start sharp 4 pm. Don't be late.

 

Soti

 

(You get to taste what you make...)

Baklava is a delicious way to use the walnuts and almonds you've foraged in autumn.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on June 30, 2012 at 7:42pm

We also keep you updated on gardening events through Community Radio. The program time has changed: Kaute Pasifika ON AIR is now at around 7:30pm after Tama Niue radio program, on the new North Island frequency 89 FM.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on June 28, 2012 at 10:03am

Pruning workshop in the Franklin District - NZ Tree Crops Association

If you are prepared to travel north, there is a NZTCA workshop that will demonstrate pruning apples, grapes, peaches, persimmons, plums, etc.

9.30am on Saturday 14th July 2012 in Pukekawa.

For each of the trees (or vines) you will learn about what wood the fruit is produced on and therefore the structure to be aimed for over the life of the plant.

There will be plenty of time questions.

Bring some money if you want to extend your orchard! Warren has a small nursery and has a great variety of fruit trees for sale.  It is one of the most interesting orchards in the district.

For more information call 09 238 1045 or 021 1168948.

 

 

Comment by WIC Garden Project on June 25, 2012 at 2:38pm

Does anyone know a place in NZ that sells long handled grub hoes/adze hoes (sometimes known as a grubber, as are similar shorter handled tools)?  See photo at:

http://www.easydigging.com/Garden_Tool/Grub_Hoe_Grubbing.html 

It is a popular tool around the world.

In Zimbabwe it is called a Badza and it is the hoe that every family uses. Even on commercial farms the weeding is still mostly done by hand using this hoe. You can use it for digging as well.  Some of our group would love get get one.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on June 18, 2012 at 10:37am

If you’re interested in learning more about foraging food in Hamilton, growing garlic or taking up the opportunity to swap some plants/seeds, then try to get to the HOGs meeting in Fairfield tonight at 7:30 pm.

Comment by WIC Garden Project on June 15, 2012 at 8:57am

Reminder: Free lesson on how to decorate a wedding cake

This class is open to anyone who wants to go along, irrespective of ethnicity: just turn up! 

Message from our chef, Soti:

 

Hi Every one,

On 19th of June, Tuesday, at Migrant Resource Centre, we will have another session of cooking class that we will  learn how to design and decorate a cake. 

I am sure we will have a lot fun and enjoy of our designs and ideas.

We will start sharp 4 pm. Don't be late.

Soti

 

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