You can learn to live the good life

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ALI BRADY

The Mata­mata Com­mu­nity Gar­den and Mata­mata Bud­get Ad­vi­sory Ser­vices are join­ing forces to put on a free com­mu­nity sem­i­nar on how to start your own vege gar­den.

The sem­i­nar is on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 16, at the Com­mu­nity Gar­den from 11am till 2pm.

A spokes­woman for Mata­mata Bud­get Ad­vi­sory Ser­vices said it was an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one to get their hands dirty and learn the ba­sics of gar­den­ing.

‘‘It’s a good chance for peo­ple to see what the Com­mu­nity Gar­den is all about – lots of peo­ple don’t know – and also get tips on how any­one can gar­den.’’

There will be give­aways on the day and lunchtime re­fresh­ments.

‘‘It’ll just be a re­ally fun day that any­one can come to. If you’re a good gar­dener you can come and share some ad­vice with ev­ery­one, and if you know noth­ing about gar­den­ing then there will be plenty to learn.’’

The aim is to en­cour­age peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to start their own gar­dens or get in­volved in the com­mu­nity gar­den.

‘‘ One of the en­cour­ag­ing as­pects of this is the en­thu­si­asm of first-time gar­den­ers and the health ben­e­fits fresh food and fresh air bring.’’

Reg­is­tered at­ten­dees will also go in the draw to win a raised gar­den box val­ued at more than $100 do­nated by Mata­mata Tim­ber and Join­ery.

Other spon­sors of the day are Dal­tons Plan­ta­tion, Kaimai Gar­den Cen­tre, Mitre 10, Eg­mont Seeds and Go Gar­den­ing Mag­a­zines.

To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 027 283 4381.

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