Seeds of Renewal celebrates the 30 years since the rehabilitation of the former quarry began. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust has invited presentations ranging from seed collection and propagation of trees to soil improvement and organic gardening.
|Day||Timeslot||Title of Workshop||Key Presenter(s)|
|Friday, 2nd April||11am||Propagating NZ Natives||Tony & May Ho Full Bloom Nursery|
|Friday, 2nd April||12 noon||Making Compost||Pippa Berry-Cope Eco Pippa|
|Friday, 2nd April||1pm||Making Seed Bombs of NZ Natives||Sue Smith Gardener extraordinaire|
|Friday, 2nd April||2pm||Botanical highlights of park||John Wakeling Arboretum curator|
|Friday, 2nd April||3pm||Formative pruning – promoting the longevity of your trees||Rob Graham Arborist & Co-chair of Trust|
|Saturday, 3rd April||11am||Botanical highlights of park||John Wakeling Arboretum curator|
|Saturday, 3rd April||12 noon||Making Seed Bombs of NZ Native Seeds||Sue Smith Gardener extraordinaire|
|Saturday, 3rd April||1pm||Creating an Asian Forest of 3000 trees||Felicity Campbell/Roger MacGibbon Landscape Architect/Ecologist|
|Saturday, 3rd April||2pm||Organic Vegetable Gardening||Sarah Oliver Flowering Bean Organic Gardens|
|Saturday, 3rd April||3pm||Native Seed Collection & Propagation||Roger MacGibbon Ecologist|
|Sunday, 4th April||11am||Exploring soil resilience (bring a sample of your own soil for testing)||Dr. Megan Balks Soil Scientist|
|Sunday, 4th April||12 noon||Raft-making from natural materials||Dorothy Wakeling Inspirer of Creative Endeavours|
|Sunday, 4th April||1pm||Making Seed Bombs of NZ Native Seeds||Sue Smith Gardener extraordinaire|
|Sunday, 4th April||2pm||Biodiversity in your backyard||Michael Heiler Coordinator of Te Puna Kai o Waikato|
|Sunday, 4th April||3pm||Botanical highlights of park||John Wakeling Arboretum curator|
|Monday, 5th April||11am||Propagating NZ Natives||Tony & May Ho Full Bloom Nursery|
|Monday, 5th April||12 noon||Exploring soil resilience(bring a sample of your own soil for testing)||Dr. Megan Balks Soil Scientist|
|Monday, 5th April||1pm||Make your own fertilizers —– Making Seed Bombs of NZ Native Seeds||Michael Heiler Coordinator of Te Puna Kai o Waikato Sue Smith Gardener extraordinaire|
|Monday, 5th April||2pm||Formative pruning – promoting the longevity of your trees||Rob Graham Arborist & Co-chair of Trust|
Booking a self guided visit includes the workshop of your choice on the Sculpture Park website https://www.sculpturepark.co.nz/
News from the Sculpture Park
WINTEC landscape construction students plan to complete their project building a pathway up to Nico Thompson’s Cross at the Sculpture Park just before Easter. The renovation of the metal cross and access to it coincides with an event called Seeds of Renewal taking place at the park over Easter Weekend. The event celebrates the 30 years since the rehabilitation of the former quarry started.
The event highlights the processes for renewing, renovating, and restoring the land, the soil and the vegetation. It also highlights the values of reusing materials for creative ideas and refurbishment of sculptures and installations that tell NZ stories.
Visitors to the park over the weekend can enjoy the 2km art-in-nature walk and also choose from an exciting schedule of workshops and demonstrations. Over the four day weekend, visitors can choose to book to come for their walk and to attend the workshops of most interest to them. The Trust is charging just the normal entry fee for coming into the park, the entry fee includes the workshops visitors choose to attend.
The full schedule of workshops is on the park’s website. https://www.sculpturepark.co.nz/ Booking a self guided visit includes the workshop of your choice -booking ahead online is advisable.
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