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Urban Harvest Festival

02/05/2019 at 8:00 am - 12/05/2019 at 5:00 pm

The beginning of May is the end of the Harvest Season, a time to gather in and preserve the last of the crops, save seed and prepare for winter.
It’s also a time to celebrate the harvest that’s taken place over the last few months. To recognise how much we depend on the seasonal cycle and things that grown with sun and soil, and the people who tend, harvest and distribute them.

As of 16 April

Thursday 2 May

*Food forest film: Edible Paradise*
Documentary film Edible Paradise – Growing the Food Forest Revolution followed by a panel discussion on food forests in Ōtautahi.
7 – 9 PM, Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond
Cost: Free / donation

Saturday 4 May

*Workshop: How to bottle fruit and make chutney*
Learn to make some basic preserving. Take home some goodies.
1 – 3 PM, Exchange Christchurch – XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road North
Cost: price to be confirmed

*Preserves competition*
Bring along and enter your best bottled preserves, chutneys, relishes & sauces, jams, jellies and more.
In the later afternoon… More details coming soon.
Cost: Free

*Harvest Festival Party*
In the evening… More details coming soon.
Cost: Free

Sunday 5 May

*Apple & Pear Harvest Celebration*
Picnic afternoon tea in the Orchard.
Bring something to share.
3 – 5 PM, Kāpūtahi Community Orchard,
581 Marshland Road
Cost: Free / donation

Tuesday 7 May

*Foraging For Food in New Zealand*
A presentation on foraging through the seasons.
12:30 – 2 PM, Canterbury Workers Educational Association, 59 Gloucester St
Cost: $7, book via CWEA.

Thursday 9 May

*Workshop: What is a food forest?*
Introduction to basic food forest concepts using
The Food Forest Card Game.
7 – 9 PM, Canterbury Workers Educational Association, 59 Gloucester St
Cost: Free / donation

Saturday 11 May

*Seedling & Produce Sale*
Richmond Community Garden fundraising, with yummy Jams, Chutneys, bottled fruits, Natural Salves, Teas, Seedlings and more…
11 AM – 3PM, Avebury Park, Richmond
Bring cash to spend

*Red Zone Foraging Walk*
A walk through the Red Zone, learning to recognise edible plants and seeing what we can find.
11 AM – 1PM, meet at Avebury Park, Richmond
Cost: Free / donation

*Southern Seed Exchange Autumn seed & plant swap*
All sorts of seeds and plants turn up on the day.
Donation if you don’t have seeds to swap.
1:30 – 3 PM, Avebury Park, Richmond
Cost: Free / donation

Sunday 12 May

*Food Forest Sub-Canopy Layer Planting Day*
Learning and applying knowledge oh the layers of food forest design.
1:00 – 3:00 PM, Roimata Food Commons, Radley Park, Woolston.
Cost: Free / donation


02/05/2019 at 8:00 am
12/05/2019 at 5:00 pm
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