• Location: Fraser High School HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
  • Start Date: Thursday 12th Oct, 2023.
  • End Date: Thursday 7th Dec, 2023.
  • Time: 6.30 - 8.30.
  • 8 Weeks.
  • 2 hours per week.
  • Course Fee: $85.00.


This course is now Full

Please enroll to be placed on the waitlist.

Let’s Grow Good Food!

Why does so much fresh produce from the supermarket have so little flavour?

What are the benefits of eating seasonal produce?

How can we grow more of our own food?

This 8-week course provides learners an opportunity to explore the

interconnectedness between soil, plants and human health. It is designed for anyone

open to learn alternative ways of growing food in your backyard garden.

Offering a range of both practical and theoretical classes, this course focuses on

developing essential growing knowledge, including how to build healthy soils.

Participants will learn how increasing soil microbiology can help produce plants that

are more resistant to pests and diseases, while at the same time providing greater

nutritional value.

Let’s grow good food together!

Your Tutor Kaori Barris

Kaori moved to Aotearoa from her home in Japan in 2011. She worked for 8 years

on a biodynamic farm in South Kaipara before taking on a new challenge as 2IC on

an organic dairy farm in South Waikato. On top of these experiences Kaori has

completed numerous courses including, organic food production, permaculture and

regenerative agriculture. Kaori is passionate about growing food in ways that are

healthy for both people and the earth.

PLEASE NOTE - There will be no classes on the 2nd November

Tutors: Kaori Barris

This course is supported by the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) to assist with literacy and numeracy needs of students. You must attend 80% of the class. At the same time we hope you will learn other useful and interesting skills and have a lot of fun learning with us.