Winter Garden Workshop 2023

Facilitated and hosted by :Judy-diane:Leith

Winter garden workshop 2023 facilitated and hosted by Judy

Date: 10 June 2023
Time: 10 am 3.30 pm
Venue: 347 Niagara Waikawa Road, Token

Bookings essential: Please confirm via email to

All enquiries to: Judy Ph: 03 246 8745 or M: 027 275 7473

Potluck lunch please bring a plate of food to share, refreshments will be supplied


Covered in this workshop:

  • Preparing new beds for replanting
  • Winter sown crops
  • Fertilizing
  • Planting fruit trees
  • Foraging for mulching materials
  • Green manure crops
  • Winter tasks & Crop rotation Taking cuttings
  • Spraying stone-fruit trees Storing winter vegetables

After lunch there will be a pruning demonstration at Alison’s in Progress Valley;

There will be seeds / plants on offer to trade, barter or koha (please bring own containers); If you have any seeds or plants to trade, barter or share please bring these on the day;

NB there is no cost for the workshop however a small koha to cover refreshments is appreciated.
If it is wet the workshop will be postponed until Saturday 24 June


Directions to workshop venue: From Invercargill to Waikawa it is approximately 1 hour drive on the southern scenic route towards Balclutha;

At the T-intersection turnoff to Balclutha drive straight ahead towards Waikawa / Curio Bay

The location is 3.47km past this intersection and is the 3rd house on the left past the Niagara Falls Cafe and is sign-posted Mangai Piri;

Directions from Waikawa: 1st house on the right past the Waikawa cemetery;

What to bring: Gumboots / outdoor footwear, warm clothing / coat etc as we will be outside for most of the day; Notebook and pen


Notes to accompany what is being covered on the day will be emailed out after the workshop: please feel free to share this around widely so we can bring back the art and gift of gardening;
NB: The methods I use at this workshop has evolved out of what works for me in my southern Southland location; Gardening styles and techniques vary from person to person and area to area; I invite you to be adventurous and curious about all things gardening and create your own unique food growing landscape;