National Gardening Week is just around the corner, on October 6–13.
It aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not only plants but friendships, good health, strong communities and closer connections with nature.
As well as getting stuck you’re your own garden, people are encouraged to help out in a community garden, volunteer for a local planting day, lend a hand in a neighbour’s garden or join a garden club.
To get you started, and celebrate National Gardening Week, Yates is giving away free vegie seeds between October 1–13.
Register online for a free packet of seeds, www.yates.co.nz/nationalgardeningweek