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Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, Local, National
Free agriculture classes are returning tomorrow. - 22090408
One of the organisers of the agriculture
class, Eric Gamez said the classes were for everyone in the community.
“We're helping to give people skills that they can use at home and start small, step by step, to improve their food production at home,” Gamez said.
“Also it’s for growers if they want to try
something different or to do a bit of regenerative agriculture to use less
chemicals and more local organic matter.”
The classes are planned to run once a
fortnight from around 4pm to 6pm, with the first class tomorrow. Gamez said the
group would visit an organic farm in Nikao near Tereora College.
“Everyone will find something useful and it's
very accessible. It's very easy to learn, it doesn't require too much effort
and it's really rewarding.
“It's not only growing your own food or just
growing flowers, it's more than that, it's connecting with the plant. It's
bringing a bit of beauty into your life.”
Gamez said the classes were run by everyone
“Everyone is bringing something new and the
group is getting richer and richer.
“We learn from each other, everyone has got
different skills, and everyone is bringing a new angle and skills into the
Gamez said the content was always different
and mainly focused on practical lessons rather than theory.
For his class on social permaculture, Gamez
said the group would watch a movie on sustainability and have a
question-and-answer period at the end of it.
Gamez said he wanted to share more information
with the community about sustainability.
“People might not know too much about our
footprint or how our consumption is impacting our social life and our local
Gamez said the group was given $400 from the Cook
Islands environment charity, Moana Foundation, to promote the classes.
For those interested in the class call Eric
Gamez on 74809.