The Art of Composting: Open day at the Sharda Centre food forest

The Sharda Centre, 15 Percy Graham Drive, Tuakau 2121 | Friday 5 May, 10 am – 12 pm

How can we make our compost piles more interesting? Come and see the latest idea evolving in the Blue Borage biodynamic teaching garden in Tuakau, located in the food forest at Sharda. We’ll be weaving lengths of Jasmine into a beautiful cover for the next hot compost pile. 

Monthly open days in the food forest are a chance to come and see the biodynamic teaching garden without attending a paid workshop. 

Open days start at 10am with a tour of the Food Forest, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch and go for a wander down through the bush walk to see the forest space at the bottom of the hill. 

I’d love to show you this special Food Forest – if you’d like to bring herbs, flowers, berries or a tree to contribute, then the Sharda Centre would be so very grateful. 

Any questions? Please email me at

What to bring: 

– Gumboots, or sturdy shoes suited to gardening on uneven slopes with blackberry and other invasive weeds. 

– Wear suitable clothes for gardening. We will go ahead in light rain. 

– Gardening gloves.

– Sunhat, water bottle, and please remember to put on some sunscreen in the morning. 

– If you are staying overnight, then please contact the office to make your booking and pay Sharda for this separately to the gardening workshop: . Note there are two prices for overnight stays – it’s your choice whether you want to bring your own bedding or not.

Tickets are free for the open day but please register here:

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