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Vocational Training Programme

Earth Gardens (EG) offers a unique vocational training programme from a horticultural perspective. A range of life skills are also taught and shared with Tangata whaiora, a perfect accompaniment to the programme, which is set on a beautiful 5 acre site in Meeanee, Napier.

The things we do

Our vocational training programme varies and includes:

  • Cooking, nutrition, and preserving skills

  • Horticulture

  • Maintenance of equipment and hand tools

  • Furniture Restoration

  • Stone carving

  • Work ethics

  • Employment skills

  • Educational opportunities

  • Recreation leisure skills

  • Budgeting

  • Social skills.

There is never a boring moment at Earth Gardens!

Gardening and Growing

When it comes to gardening we focus on organic principles and where possible, prefer heritage seeds to grow nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs.

We offer vegetables and herbs for sale, so please call us if you would like to order a regular supply of fresh vegetables delivered to you.

Oamaru Stone Carving

Oamaru Stone Carving is one of the creative options that Earth Gardens has introduced to the programme.

Participants have sculpted pieces for the Earth Gardens Artistic garden and for themselves.