28. Watts Good Creations

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Your Hosts: Chris and Krystel Watts

Address: 10 Grey Street, Hawera

Property Size: 770 m2

Purchases Available: Non toxic cleaning products

Opening Hours:

  • Sat 2 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Sat 9 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Sun 10 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

Tours, Talks & Demonstrations:

  • Talk and Demonstration: DIY cleaning products, 11 am & 2 pm on days open

  • Property Tours: Informal tours on days open.

Property Description:

Chris and Krystel live a zero waste lifestyle and use recycled materials where ever possible. Their garden includes nine 2m2 gardens, with crops rotated using a chicken tractor recycled out of a children's swing. Their garden includes the growing of herbs for culinary and medicinal uses.

 

From the shed out back Krystel runs Watts Good Creations. Here she makes, sells and teaches others about non-toxic soaps and cleaning products.

Check out the Watts Good Creations Facebook page.

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29. Goldbush Micro Farm

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Your Hosts: Michelle and Jarrod Busby

Address: 278 Austin Road, Hawera

Property Size: 1.5 hectares

Purchases Available: Veges, vege and herb plants/seedlings.

Opening Hours:

  • Sun 3 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Sun 10 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm

Tours, Talks & Demonstrations:

  • Talks: Growing in a caterpillar tunnel house, 1 pm on days open

  • Demonstrations: Market garden tools and scything, 10 am on days open

  • Property Tours: Informal tours on days open.

Property Description:

Michelle and Jarrod’s mission at Goldbush Micro Farm is to provide farm to table food and knowledge to their local community. Their market garden, based on the bio-intensive gardening style of growing, is in its third growing season and aims to supply locals with nutrient dense food.

 

Built in 2016, their off-grid solar powered home has a Homestar rating of 8/10 and includes a wormorator system and mulch pits for the house wastewater. They are learning how to use regenerative grazing of their cattle to improve the land, are incorporating chooks into their property and have a developing food forest.

Check out the Goldbush Micro Farm Facebook page.

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