Motueka Community Gardens

By Tara Forde

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Motueka Community Gardens

Project 2013-10-07 22:38:27 +1300

We want to build a tunnel house to extend our growing season. The Motueka Community Gardens were set up in 2010, and each year has involved significant growth. Of allotments, of plants, of people. We are building a glasshouse for further growth, but need some $ to complete the project. Our history can be found here. 


We were fortunate enough to be donated the structure of the glasshouse, but to pay for untreated macrocarpa for the raised beds, drainage, covering, tap fittings, nails, and so on, we need your help! 


We currently have raised beds that look like this:

But it's not ideal. The tiles have sharp edges, and keep pushing out, needing restaking. We want to have our raised beds more like this:

We are using untreated macrocarpa, which will mean less maintenance for us, and no chemicals in the gardens. 


You can see the structure of the glasshouse above. We need to buy a cover, to keep the plants warm. 


Having the money to finish off the glasshouse would mean prolonging the growing season by early sowings and later croppings. And hotter chillies! 






Comments

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Less than two weeks to go!

29/10/2013 at 10:19 PM

Right, we are off to a great start everyone! Now we need to pull together and put in a final push to make it over the line and meet our pledge target. Please share this message with your networks of people and supporters of the Motueka Community Garden to help further get the word out. We are looking forward to celebrating at Sunflower Day coming up on November 10th at the gardens between 1pm-3pm. We want to plant hundreds of sunflowers and help brighten up Motueka. Check out our pledgeme page https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1525 and get involved, spread the word :-) Cheers, Tara

    Pledgers 23

    Peter Woodgate
    2013-11-10 18:05:48 +1300
    Fran Forsey
    2013-11-10 17:57:40 +1300
    Keri McMullan
    2013-11-10 10:12:26 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-09 15:28:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-06 21:44:58 +1300
    Cayad Nelson
    2013-11-04 13:51:43 +1300
    Joanna Santa Barbara
    2013-10-31 10:26:06 +1300
    Tristan Egarr
    2013-10-31 03:06:13 +1300
    Konstanca Friedrich-palzer
    2013-10-30 16:53:13 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-10-30 15:54:29 +1300
    Motueka Rudolf Steiner School
    2013-10-30 15:48:25 +1300
    Steffan Browning
    2013-10-22 21:29:42 +1300
    Tony
    2013-10-21 21:19:10 +1300
    Tristan Egarr
    2013-10-15 21:39:49 +1300
    Danielle Lomas
    2013-10-12 15:33:26 +1300
    Malcolm Garrett
    2013-10-12 11:11:43 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-10-12 09:17:01 +1300
    Stella Bridge
    2013-10-11 17:51:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-10-11 14:00:33 +1300
    Kat Jenkins
    2013-10-10 22:09:52 +1300
    David Armstrong
    2013-10-10 16:13:37 +1300
    John Robb
    2013-10-10 13:32:10 +1300
    Cecelia O'Connor
    2013-10-10 12:59:06 +1300

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    Motueka Community Gardens

    Project 2013-10-07 22:38:27 +1300

    We want to build a tunnel house to extend our growing season. The Motueka Community Gardens were set up in 2010, and each year has involved significant growth. Of allotments, of plants, of people. We are building a glasshouse for further growth, but need some $ to complete the project. Our history can be found here. 


    We were fortunate enough to be donated the structure of the glasshouse, but to pay for untreated macrocarpa for the raised beds, drainage, covering, tap fittings, nails, and so on, we need your help! 


    We currently have raised beds that look like this:

    But it's not ideal. The tiles have sharp edges, and keep pushing out, needing restaking. We want to have our raised beds more like this:

    We are using untreated macrocarpa, which will mean less maintenance for us, and no chemicals in the gardens. 


    You can see the structure of the glasshouse above. We need to buy a cover, to keep the plants warm. 


    Having the money to finish off the glasshouse would mean prolonging the growing season by early sowings and later croppings. And hotter chillies! 






    Comments

    Less than two weeks to go!

    29/10/2013 at 10:19 PM

    Right, we are off to a great start everyone! Now we need to pull together and put in a final push to make it over the line and meet our pledge target. Please share this message with your networks of people and supporters of the Motueka Community Garden to help further get the word out. We are looking forward to celebrating at Sunflower Day coming up on November 10th at the gardens between 1pm-3pm. We want to plant hundreds of sunflowers and help brighten up Motueka. Check out our pledgeme page https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1525 and get involved, spread the word :-) Cheers, Tara

      Peter Woodgate
      2013-11-10 18:05:48 +1300
      Fran Forsey
      2013-11-10 17:57:40 +1300
      Keri McMullan
      2013-11-10 10:12:26 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-09 15:28:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-06 21:44:58 +1300
      Cayad Nelson
      2013-11-04 13:51:43 +1300
      Joanna Santa Barbara
      2013-10-31 10:26:06 +1300
      Tristan Egarr
      2013-10-31 03:06:13 +1300
      Konstanca Friedrich-palzer
      2013-10-30 16:53:13 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-10-30 15:54:29 +1300
      Motueka Rudolf Steiner School
      2013-10-30 15:48:25 +1300
      Steffan Browning
      2013-10-22 21:29:42 +1300
      Tony
      2013-10-21 21:19:10 +1300
      Tristan Egarr
      2013-10-15 21:39:49 +1300
      Danielle Lomas
      2013-10-12 15:33:26 +1300
      Malcolm Garrett
      2013-10-12 11:11:43 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-10-12 09:17:01 +1300
      Stella Bridge
      2013-10-11 17:51:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-10-11 14:00:33 +1300
      Kat Jenkins
      2013-10-10 22:09:52 +1300
      David Armstrong
      2013-10-10 16:13:37 +1300
      John Robb
      2013-10-10 13:32:10 +1300
      Cecelia O'Connor
      2013-10-10 12:59:06 +1300

      Followers of Motueka Community Gardens

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/11/2013 at 6:05 PM.