GARDEN SHORTS: Garden in boardies or briefs; big, little or loud in support of Arohanui Hospice, Tuesday, June 21. Pick up a pair of good ol’ pre-loved gardening daks at a local Hospice Shop. Register arohanuihospice.org.nz/shortsforhospice
HARVEST WEEKEND: Volunteers wanted for the willow harvest, Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre, Rangiwahia, 10am – 3.30pm, June 25 – 26. Soup, bread, tea & coffee provided. Enquiries Bridgette email@example.com/ 06 328 2823/ rangienviroartscentre.org/courses-and-workdays.html
ROSE PRUNING: Free hands-on demonstration by members of the Manawatu Rose Society, Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens, Victoria Esplanade, Saturday July 2, 2pm (Saturday July 9, 2pm if wet). Bring your own secateurs. Enquires Peter 358 0071.
FREE HORTICULTURAL COURSE: 17-week, 5-days 9am – 3pm, Nat Cert in Horticulture – lvl 2, commences July 11 with Land Based Training & green hub. Student allowances apply. Enquiries Yvonne 560 firstname.lastname@example.org
AWAPUNI GARDENING CLUB: Gather for a cuppa at 9.30am for meeting at 10am, third Tuesday of each month, Awapuni Community Centre, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600.
PALMERSTON NORTH HORTICULTURE SOCIETY: Meet second Wednesday of each month, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 7.30pm. All welcome, non-members $1.50.