Delta Community Support Trust

Community Gardening

 Welcome to Delta Community Garden

Visitors welcome 

The Delta Community Garden is open every Friday 10.30am – 5.00pm.

Come and visit any time.

Phone Delta 3890212 or Mary 022 699 41 43 

 We grow a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables: In summer our gardens are bursting with a salad feast which includes tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas, spring onions, basil, strawberries, and raspberries. In winter some of our harvests include leeks, herbs, parsnips, pak choi, broccoli, silverbeet, and spinach.

When you volunteer in the garden

You enjoy the company of others

Learn to grow organic vegetables

Grow Your Own Free Lunch Courses

The following FREE courses are available. 

Learn beginner gardening andcooking skills. 

The next  course is on:

August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12.
It will held at Avebury House
9 Evelyn Couzins Ave Richmond.

The rest of the year's programme will be held at Delta Community House
105 North Avon Rd
Richmond

September 24. October 1, 8, 15, 22.
November 5, 12, 19, 26. December 3.

We also create our own delicious shared lunch. Each session begins with growing skills in the lovely Richmond Avebury Community Garden. We learn seed sowing, composting, transplanting. We also learn the wonder of weeds. Then we harvest from the garden and create our own shared lunch.

These spring courses will focus on Seed sowing.

Sow seeds for food.

Sow seeds for friendship.

 Sow seeds for climate action

  

We welcome volunteers who wish to help in the garden or just sit and enjoy company and peacefulness.

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The produce is used at the community meal, in the Food Store and given to volunteers. The salads at the community meal, which are made from freshly picked vegetables, bring bouquets of compliments to both the cooks and the gardeners.

 

The garden is a center for people to enjoy sharing seeds, cuttings, and knowledge. The garden now has ever increasing seed stocks which include heritage climbing beans.

 
In 2009 together with North Avon Baptist Church, we turned a concrete monster of an alleyway and two courtyards into an abundant glory of edible greenery and lush soil!

 


Our garden won an award at the Shirley Papanui Edible Garden Awards for its variety and quality of vegetables.

Courses

During the year t

Grow Your Own Free Lunch – On this course, you will learn introductory garden skills. The participants also harvest and cook their own lunch.

 

 

 

 

Branching Out

A new garden is being developed at Churchill Park on Guild St. The garden aims to be a neighborhood veggie haven for the people of Richmond.