Workshops on at garden opening

Green work. . . Riversdale Community Garden workers (clockwise from front) Halina Horn, Hamish Crichton, Zeb Horrell and Diana Davis spend some time weeding one of the vegetable plots. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Gardening workshops are some of the activities available at the opening of the Riversdale Community Garden on Saturday.

The first workshop is about the compound biochar and will start at 10am.

The workshops will each be an hour long.

The topics of the other workshops will be composting, permaculture design and flax weaving.

Garden co-ordinator Zeb Horrell said the free workshops would be led by “top class” facilitators.

“These gardening workshops [will] build people’s gardening skill sets.”

The community day would also be a good opportunity to meet others in the community, he said.

Following the workshops, there would be a community discussion about the garden, in which people could contribute their ideas.

Anyone was welcome to be part of the team that worked in the garden, he said.

Morning tea would be available for a koha (donation) and later in the afternoon barbecue food would also be available.

The garden started in 2020 on Riversdale’s Main St and the site was continually being developed.

“Every year, we’re adding more.

“We’re trying not to bite off too much at once, but we’ve got a long-term plan we’re slowly working towards.”