Preserving Lemons

PRESERVING LEMONS: if you are interested in preserving lemons, come along to a workshop at the Resource Centre 2pm Fri 19th September. Dave will give a demonstration. We’ll have some extra lemons available, but if you want to take any away please bring along a a jam jar or bottling jar etc. If you have spare lemons, and special salt/spices you’d like to try preserving with bring those along too. Apparently they taste delicious. Should be fun :) Any queries give us a call on 863 7555

Help us grow!

If you would like to grow some seeds to seedlings for Spade to Spoon, we want to hear from you! We can provide seeds and materials, you provide water, a sunny warm spot, and TLC. Grow six keep two for yourself if you want. We’ll be doing some coordination of the growing to get a mix of the “what” and the “when” but there should be an option for anyone who wants to get involved. Email us on or ph 863 7555, or get in touch via Facebook if you want to be involved or have questions. Spade to Spoon Seed List

Don’t forget you can get involved by helping out with the lunches or the garden, or by donating kai or plants.

Get Out and Vote

voteDemocracy is one of those things where the journey is as important as the destination. Democratic politics is as much about active citizens as it is about politicians. Nearly a third of Kiwis didn’t vote in the last election. That’s not good for our democracy. The “Get Out and Vote” campaign aims to turn that around this year. Like their Facebook page, check out their website get involved, and VOTE!

How the teddy bear taught us compassion

August’s TED talk hosted by Waihi Timebank will be “How the teddy bear taught us compassion”.logo4or1-150x150

At Waihi Community Resource Centre, Wednesday 27 August @ 6.30pm

All welcome. The format is watch the video, followed by a chance for a discussion, and a chat over a cuppa. This month will also be the debut of the GIANT tv screen kindly donated by Time Bank member Lynette & her husband!

Seedlings, shadehouses, and screenprinting

Button-150x150We are planning ahead for our second growing season at the Spade to Spoon garden!

  • August’s working bee will be focused on building a shade house for seedling propagation (12pm, Sunday 31 August, next to the BP station – obviously weather permitting) UPDATE: looks like rain for Sunday, so we’ll be starting the shade house on Thursday 28th, same time. If weather clears for Sunday there’s still plenty more to do.
  • We intend to coordinate some seed and seedling sharing activity this season, and maybe even have some seedlings for sale for you to purchase & help support the project
  • Spade to Spoon t-shirts are coming! These will be available for purchase – details to be confirmed.
  • Upcoming workshops with dates to be confirmed include “Basic Screenprinting” (probably late September early October), and “Build a Herb Spiral”. If you’d like to offer a workshop with us, please get in touch and we will see if we can make it happen.

For updates on any of these, and for general enquires, give us a call on 863 7555, or check out our Facebook page

July update

  • New Youth Worker – We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Youth Worker Jax Kelly – and we give our very best wishes and thanks to Ernani de Ocampo, who has left us to take up a position over at Waihi Baptist Church.
  • Spade to Spoon community garden and lunches – free community lunches are on every Friday at the Resource Centre (doors open at 12pm, food served at 12.30pm). The community garden working bees over winter are monthly, from 12pm to 1.30pm on the last Sunday of the month. Special thanks to Louisa Miller, who has stepped up to lead the lunches end of the project, and to The German Bakery, who kindly donate food every week. Come on down and share a yummy lunch with us! Volunteers welcome.