Lucinda Place Community Orchard


Lucinda Place Community Orchard

A collaboration between community, Project Twin Streams Glen Eden and Auckland Council, this wee enclave beside the Waikumete Stream was planted with fruit trees in 2009/10. If you are excited about local food production, community and sustainable land practices this little gem needs you!




Location: Between number 6 and 8 Lucinda Place Glen Eden, Auckland
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2014

The whole orchard [0.33 hectares] is looked sfter using organic methods. The grass areas are cut using scythes. If you have never seen or used a scythe before, they are magnificently efficient to use. Quiet, rythmic, eco-friendly and mediative to use, with a bit of practice scything is a great way to exercise and keep the orchard meadow cut.

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Comment by Kirsten on December 1, 2014 at 8:52pm

kia ora Kotou,

So i was thinking maybe a pre-Xmas session in the orchard, this Sunday 1-3 pm, probably with or own tools. Sorry about the late notice, but I've only just firmed up my commitments for the next few weeks.
If one of the PTS people are able to make it, then we can look at some training around weeding the riparian strip, other wise, just weeding, hopefully some scything (if it hasn't been done yet..), the usual weeding & catching up will be on the menu, perhaps some mulch spreading....
For those of you who don't know, I'm moving out of Auckland early January & Helen B has kindly stepped up to be the new co-ordinator. She is starting a permaculture course in the new year, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how she progresses the orchard in the next few years! (from afar, so lots of photos please....)
Hopefully we will see you (& your kids, & tools & buckets & wheelbarrows...) on Sunday.
Comment by Kirsten on November 12, 2014 at 7:56pm

Kia ora whanau,

Sorry about the late, late notice...
So we were thinking a working bee in the orchard would be great this weekend..
Saturday 10-12.
bring your own gloves, tools & wheelbarrows if you always welcome for a damn good play with the other kids...
General tidy up, clean up of the riparian strip & maybe a quick discussion about where to for the food forrest...
We are also looking at regular working bees through the summer for those of us who are lucky enough to enjoy a 'staycation' in beautiful Glen Eden :)
Hopefully we will see some of you at the orchard, (despite my lack of organisation!)
ka kite
Comment by Kirsten on May 12, 2014 at 5:54pm

food forest workshop being run by Derek Craig from Oak & Thistle on 25 May 10-12 at the orchard. Please register with Project Twin Streams/ Ecomatters in New Lynn.

Comment by Kirsten on April 30, 2014 at 8:49pm
Kia ora Kotou,
Just a wee reminder that we have a working bee this Saturday 3 May, 1-3pm.
Alanah is bringing the scythes, so there will be an opportunity to practice your scything skills (or learn).
We will be weeding (including the riparian strip, the wasp nest is being removed tomorrow by contractors).
This is another working bee with our tools (not counting the scythes of course) so please bring your favourite tools & a wheelbarrow is you can.
and all the usuals, including water to drink, sunscreen, your kids & your enthusiasm.
See you at the orchard.

Just a wee reminder about the food forest workshop being run by Derek Craig from Oak & Thistle on 25 May 10-12 at the orchard. It should be a really interesting morning.

Comment by Kirsten on March 26, 2014 at 6:13pm

just a wee reminder that we are planning a working bee for Sunday, 6 April 2-4pm.
We are looking at trying a working bee without PTS tools, to see how it goes, so I guess that means bring your enthusiasm, kids, buckets, niwashi, spades, buckets, forks, gubbas and anything else you love gardening with..oh, and some wheelbarrows please :)
Usual jobs, weeding, we are looking at watering (if needed, I can bring 2 hoses), we probably want to fling around some worm wee & have an informal talk about developing a food forest (There will be a workshop in May sometime to formalise this process/ plan), making mulch bags if there is mulch...
Hopefully we will see you there :)

Comment by Kirsten on February 25, 2014 at 6:21pm

we have an alternative date for last weekend's Orchard working bee.
We are looking at Sat 1 March 10-12pm.
Alannah will be there with the van & tools.
We are looking at weeding & mulching tree beds & a wee tidy up before autumn.
Usual situation, bring your enthusiasm, any wheelbarrows you might have & your kids.

Comment by Kirsten on February 16, 2014 at 9:59am
Kia ora Kotou,
Just a wee reminder, working bee at the orchard next weekend, Saturday 22 February, 10-12.
The usual requests, bring wheelbarrows if you can, enthusiasm & kids.
Lots of  carpet & mulch were laid on Tuesday by Alannah and a bunch of PD guys, so the first step in our food forest development, exciting stuff.
We are looking at finishing off the more distant & neglected beds, a tidy-up before the onset of autumn & possibly making some compost?

Hopefully we will see y'all there.

Comment by Kirsten on January 30, 2014 at 6:12pm

GETT (Glen Eden Transition Towns) meeting in the orchard, Tuesday 4 Feb, 6pm to discuss development of food forest at the orchard and other GETT plans/initiatives.

Please bring your ideas, enthusiasm & something for a shared meal...

Comment by Kirsten on January 7, 2014 at 4:47pm

Time for the first working bee of the year, thought we would try 10-12 on 22 January.
Bring the usuals, your enthusiasm, your kids, wheelbarrows & any tools you might thing useful (we have gloves, soe gubbas & buckets, niwashi, shovels etc..)
We are looking at having a shared meal afterwards, so a contribution for that would be good.
Perhaps we could talk about plans/ actions for advancing the food forest concept in our orchard...
Hopefully we will see you all there.

Comment by Kirsten on December 11, 2013 at 7:45am

Check out this documentry made about our orchard & a range of awesome people doing great growing things around the country..



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