Taranaki Garden Festival

Book your tickets to the Centuria Taranaki Garden Festival 2022 today!

Food Forests

with Food Forests

Take a walk around a permaculture urban food forest with gardener and teacher Dee Turner. Learn how you can combine fruit trees, fruiting crops, perennials, root crops, bulbs and climbers into an enhanced food scape that feeds itself. Dee has done away with the conventional orchard and mowing. Instead she grows plant guilds around her fruit trees to feed them, which keeps the bugs away and obtains a yield at the same time. Herb and edible groundcovers grow where grass once was, as well as alpine strawberries in profusion. Productive self-seeders sow themselves every season and perennial root crops don’t need planting every year. There’s always food to harvest all year round with minimal weeding and pruning – a great solution for a busy lifestyle.