Sunday 13th April, 10am –
Field Day at The Narrows Retreat, Airport Road, Tamahere.
Just past the Narrows bridge on the way to the Airport.
See how Aroon and Kavita have been developing their orchard and property.
Aroon and Kavita have a 1.3ha property by the Waikato River. The home is a historic building (the former Ohaupo Post Office). Historical Places Trust #4322.
Aroon and Kavita are new members. They are developing an orchard with over 100 trees and an organic garden (the initial vision was a community garden) of exotic vegetables, including taro.
Before acquiring the property there was only a quince tree and three citrus trees that Aroon believed was of any interest. Aroon has been acquiring tree crops slowly and it has all been a labour of love. There has been a steep learning curve but they reckon they have picked up heaps of tips from fellow members at field trips and workshops, including our grafting workshops.
Aroon would like the opportunity to discuss some of the hurdles faced and would welcome feedback. Kavita runs a yoga centre on the property.