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DIY Drought-Tolerant Garden Beds

EcoMatters Environment Trust


12:00 pm


3:00 pm

Sunday, 2 April 2023


EcoMatters, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn




Mauri Noho (Conscious Living)

Get hands-on experience creating drought-tolerant garden beds. Wicking beds use significantly less water than conventional raised beds and can be built with many materials, including repurposed waste materials. This workshop is part theory, part practical. Please note that this event has been moved to Sunday 2 April, 12-3pm.

Richard Lee has a background in permaculture design and has installed many wicking beds for clients. He will discuss the theory behind wicking beds, how water is taken up by plants and the benefits for plant health and water conservation.
He is the team leader of the Food Initiatives and Nature Teams at EcoMatters. He has a passion for local food production, composting and all things permaculture.
Born in NZ but raised in Australia, Richard retuned with his young family to set up an organic farm in Northland and managed the Far North Environment Centre in the early 2000s. After a move to Auckland, Richard has worked on Project Twin Streams, Ranui Action Project and lead the establishment of the Compost Collective for Auckland Council.

TO BRING: sturdy shoes, sun protection, water bottle, snacks.

Ngā mihi Whau Climate Action Network for supporting this workshop

How to register

Tickets available via Humanitix



Whānau friendly


Accessible via public transport


Wheelchair accessible


For more information, contact:

09 826 4276

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