Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunnybrook Farm Garden Visit

Sunnybrook Farm extensive garden, designed and nurtured by James and Rebecca, is truly inspiring and full of diverse produce.

Happy New Year to everyone! 

If you love gardening and growing your own food you will be thrilled with our January event: a visit to 

James Brookman and Rebecca Russo's amazing garden in Sunnybrook Farm, Clevedon.

James and Rebecca have been in NZ for 13 years and before that they lived in LA where Rebecca grew most of her food in a city garden. The vegetable garden at Sunnybrook is about 5 years old and the couple designed and then built all of the raised boxes and pergolas themselves. They also planted several fruit trees - plums, figs, apples, citrus, etc. in addition to the 2000+ nashi pear orchard trees that were already on the property.

Sunday 26 January, 10am-11am. After the garden visit we will go to Clevedon Farmers Market for lunch (optional). Numbers are limited so please rsvp to Alessandra ( by Friday 24 January if you like to join us, and to receive directions.

And for those who feel like staying a bit longer  Sculpture in the Gardens Show is now on at the Botanical Gardens in Manurewa and at 1pm on Sunday one of the well known artists, Jim Wheeler, will be leading people through the gardens talking about the amazing sculptures on show. 

See you next Sunday!

Sunnybrook Farm
250 Papakura-Clevedon Road
Clevedon, Auckland 2582
New Zealand

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