Community Gardens Development Day - Waikato

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Community Gardens Development Day - Waikato

Time: October 27, 2011 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Grandview Salvation Army Centre
Street: 180 Grand View Road
City/Town: Grandview, Hamilton
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Phone: (07) 834 1482
Event Type: training, &, networking
Organized By: Kathryn Mercer, WIC
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2011

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Presenter: Richard Main, Project Manager, Gardens4Health


  • 11am-12noon -The G4H Community Garden Profile & Guidelines For Establishing a Community Garden seminar


  • 12 noon – 1.15pm - Lunch time forum covering G4H Experiences and Views -Issues..…….Observations……….Trends…….Outcomes.  (Shared lunch – please bring a plate of food)


  • 1.15 – approx. 4 pm - Site Analysis and Explore Wetland and Rain Garden concepts, possibly also discuss Weed ID and Management - using the Salvation Army proposed community garden site. (WIC to provide afternoon tea)


The seminar, Guidelines for Establishing a Community Garden, covers strategic planning, funding, legal issues, allotment agreements, liability insurance, the make-up of a core leadership team, etc. 


The first and last sessions will mostly appeal to people starting community gardens, while the lunchtime session is of interest to community gardens in general.  All welcome to any or all of the sessions. 


Gardens4Health supports groups to set up and run community gardens in the Auckland region – currently about 50 gardens. 


This free event is brought to you by Gardens4Health, the Waikato International Community Gardening Project (WIC), K’Aute Pasifika Services and the Salvation Army Centre, Grandview. 

Public Transport: There is a bus stop directly outside: it is on the Frankton (number 8) bus route, Busit phone 0800-4287-5463or

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