WELLfed operates from the old Cannons Creek bowling club. Alongside the building space, we have converted the bowling green into a flourishing community garden, with three dedicated team members.
The garden is used:
to provide fresh, seasonal produce for WELLfed classes
to develop a foundation of knowledge about plant growth, composting, soil building and urban ecology through themes of Belonging, Health and Well-being, Integration and Relationships:
to educate our Learners
as a local hub to learn about growing kai for local school tamariki
"I learned how to share and plant stuff that I didn't even know existed which made me learn more about vegetables and plants.
It helped me a lot because I shared a lot of good stuff about WELLfed with my family"
Propagation Workshop - kickstart your garden with robust plants and a plentiful harvest from seeds and cuttings.
Starting your own seeds from home can be a great way to save money, get the right number of plants, have a continuous harvest and try out new types of plants for your garden. Success in seed starting will depend on creating the right conditions, timing and seed quality.
In this workshop, we’ll cover the conditions that grow great seedlings and how to clone plants through the propagation of cuttings.
Every Wednesday morning we have Volunteer Mornings in the gardens at WELLfed. No experience is necessary and you can choose which of the jobs that need doing interest you the most. Plus, there's morning tea provided!
Start (quick health & safety briefing) at 10am - stay for a little while or as long as you want. Work on your own or with one of our garden crew. There are lots of new skills to learn and it is a great way to connect with Papatūānuku.
You'll need closed-in shoes (we don't want anyone getting hurt) and to be dressed appropriately for being outside.
Check out the Facebook event for updates (weather cancellations etc) for more information and click "interested" or "going" so you get a reminder! We’d love to see you!
Contact us for more information about volunteering at other times