Become the cavelo nero hero of your street! Wow your friends and family with your seasonal salads, edible flowers and abundance of leafy greens. Have your kids begging for more kale, carrots and broccoli. Join the Ecomatters three step Grow – Eat – Repeat vegetable programme and change your life – today.
Did you know we have community gardens? Our Ecomatters Environment Centre is surrounded by beautiful organic, chemical free community gardens run by volunteers and staff. Individuals, friends, families and community groups are free to use these plots to grow their own food and learn about conservation, harvesting and organic gardening principals. Many of our gardeners have had little or no gardening experience, but soon learn the ins and outs of it all through the secret code of seedling swapping, knowledge sharing and slug-warfare strategies. We run seasonal Grow Workshops on various topics for anyone interested in learning more. Upcoming dates and events can be found on our events page. We also love to do school visits (your place or ours) and share our knowledge with our gardeners of the future.
When you get the hang of it, growing your own food can be mightily rewarding. Sometimes overwhelmingly so. Coping with the daily abundance of runner beans, heirloom tomatoes and alligator-sized marrows may have you scratching your head and adding a kunekune to your watchlist. Luckily for you, (not so much the kunekune) we run seasonal food making workshops with food-to-table experts & enthusiasts of all kinds, who can inspire the transformation of your harvests into all manner of delicious feasts, sauces, pickles and preserves.