Date – Sunday 7th April – 10am start
Bring – your lunch and a drink
Where – Tom & Linda’s
Assembling at the Manawatu Gorge/Walking Track Carpark. [PNth end] Entrance to the walnut grove is accessed from the carpark.
Tom and Linda have a long established tree farm – timber and fruit/nut trees. We get to peruse their walnut grove/orchard… home of the ‘Shannon walnut’ [and others], trialled and later propagated by the late Vern Harrison.
We then proceed up the hill to inspect Tom and Linda’s Eco home. A recently built, ‘off-grid’ creation to be marvelled at. Linda’s veggie patch is also something special.
Lunch – will take place at “Tom’s retreat”….another quaint eco-building, nestled in bush above the Manawatu Gorge [accessible by motor vehicle].
After lunch – Niche Seeds, 63 York Street Ashhurst
Vehicle parking is available and advised at the Recreation Ground car-park directly adjacent to the property. This is a busy road so exercise caution!
Mike and Vivienne Retter are widely experienced in the seed industry, operating a import/retail business from their property. Specialising in vegetable and flower seed plus other related items. Seed etc will be for sale on the day.
A great opportunity to get an insight into the business of seeds.