Season #2 of the Local Table beigins soon with The Paekakariki Edible Gardens Tour to be held on Sunday 9th March from 10am – 3pm. Visitors will be invited to view over a dozen wonderful and wild gardens around the village and see how creative and innovative the green fingered amongst us are when it comes to combatting drought, successfully growing plants in the salty zone, and having the desire to feed their families with abundant, garden-fresh produce.
From bees, chooks and rabbits to grapes, peaches, and even bananas and pawpaw, visitors will be able to see the best local crops, discover new growing techniques and be inspired by what can be achieved on the Kapiti Coast.
Gardens include a productive quarter-acre-plus farm (as featured in NZ Gardener); a permaculture foraging jungle in a super microclimate; small sections making the most of every square centimetre; innovative greywater and rainwater systems; a recycled Pallet Palace; a flowery orchard and potager; a beachfront vege patch with cleverly designed shelter; and the home garden of Dominion Post garden writer Hannah Zwartz. Is it something in the water?
Tickets are $10, kids under 16yrs FREE, available from The Perching Parrot Cafe, 7 Beach Road, Paekakariki. Or you can email for all enquiries AND tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tour the gardens from 10am – 3pm Sunday 9th March 2014.