7pm Wednesday 4 August
$5 cash at door
Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
Presented by the Garden History Research Foundation
‘Cultivating Care: stories about environmental change and connection from four community gardens’
Zoë Heine is a researcher, gardener and sometimes writer. She will be speaking about her master’s thesis, a hybrid of story-telling and garden history which used gardening and gardens to tell stories about the environmental impact of humanity. Eight gardeners from four community gardens in Wellington City, Aotearoa New Zealand were interviewed, and Zoë also worked at each of the community gardens from late autumn to early summer 2019. She is currently in the early stages of a PhD, looking at how to tell stories about sea-level rise.
The Garden History Research Foundation is a specialist, charitable trust whose purpose is to ‘promote an understanding of the context, meaning and history of gardens’. It shares a close relationship with Hamilton Gardens whose purpose or theme is the same.