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Urban Pantry Bring Garden DIY to the ‘Burbs of Auckland

July 20, 2011 – 5:34 pm |

We’re launching an ‘Urban Garden DIY’ workshop series
This is a quick extra Urban Pantry update to let you know that Urban Pantry, in collaboration with Tangleball, is launching an ‘Urban Garden DIY’ workshop series, to …

Urban Pantry: Autumn Gardening Workshop Series

March 25, 2011 – 1:18 pm |

DreamtoReality: The Story So Far

November 18, 2010 – 6:54 pm |

Someone asked me yesterday, “What have you achieved in your rooftop gardens project so far?” Thinking back, the answer is so much more than I could have imagined nine months ago.
It all started back in …

Harvesting the First Rooftop Crop

November 7, 2010 – 9:26 pm | 5 Comments

Three months after planting tiny seedlings in my trial rooftop garden, last week the plants were ready for harvest. The silver beet and beetroots did really well in the sixth floor garden in Auckland’s CBD. …

The Importance of Taking Time Out

September 7, 2010 – 9:26 pm |

I just got home from two fabulous weeks of holidaying in Australia. My break was a timely reminder of the importance of taking time out to look after yourself.
It’s easy to get tied up in …

Introducing Urban Pantry

August 12, 2010 – 5:00 pm |

As I’ve mentioned many times since winning Happyzine’s Dream to Reality competition, my dream of creating a network of gardens on Auckland’s rooftops is not something I expect to achieve on my own. In fact, …

First Rooftop Garden

July 24, 2010 – 11:12 pm | 2 Comments

My dream of turning Auckland’s rooftops green is one step closer to reality, with planting of the first Urban Pantry rooftop vegetable garden taking place on Monday. The lucky rooftop is on the building I secured last …

Dream2Reality and Emily Harris: yMedia Challenge 2010

June 23, 2010 – 9:19 pm |

I have no graphic design talent and the idea of me creating my own website is laughable. My skills deficiency means that since embarking on my rooftop gardens project and founding Urban Pantry I’ve been …

First rooftop

June 6, 2010 – 9:15 am | One Comment

I’m excited to announce that I’ve secured a rooftop in central Auckland and planning for my first garden is underway!

We plan to position a number of macrocarpa planter boxes around the edges of the space. …

A Visual Journey of Rooftop Garden Inspiration

May 20, 2010 – 8:47 pm |

In previous posts, I’ve told you about my vision of turning wasted space on city rooftops into green urban oases, and what I’m doing to achieve it. This time I want to show you what …

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

April 30, 2010 – 8:52 pm | 5 Comments
A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

It’s not possible to bring a big dream to reality on your own without either doing a sub-optimal job or having some kind of breakdown along the way. That’s something my life coach Clem McGrath …

Laying the Foundations for Achieving My Goal

April 15, 2010 – 6:27 pm |
Laying the Foundations for Achieving My Goal

I won Happyzine’s inaugural DreamtoReality competition with my dream of turning Auckland’s rooftops green. Since then, establishing rooftop food gardens on central Auckland buildings has moved from being my dream to being a goal that …

What It’s Like to Work With a Life Coach

March 30, 2010 – 9:16 am |

One of the great things I get for winning Happyzine’s DreamtoReality competition is a life coach for the year, to keep me on track and help me work around the obstacles that I will no …

Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

March 28, 2010 – 11:23 am |
Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

As you may know, I’m establishing a venture to create rooftop gardens on top of inner city buildings so that the people who live and work in them have some green space in which they …

Dream to Reality – Share Your Dreams!

March 16, 2010 – 5:54 pm | 5 Comments

When you share your dreams with the world, the amount of unexpected support that flows to you is astounding. Until recently, I didn’t like sharing my goals and fantasies with other people. I think this …

The Winning DreamtoReality Entry: Emily Harris

March 8, 2010 – 8:25 am | 21 Comments
The Winning DreamtoReality Entry: Emily Harris

My name is Emily Harris. I’m 25 years old and at the end of last year I finished a legal internship. The natural next step for me was to get a job with a law …

DreamtoReality Entry: Genevieve de Spa

February 22, 2010 – 7:55 pm | 7 Comments

Ever since coming to live in Auckland just over a year ago, I have been thinking about how to reduce the traffic on the roads.
Rodney Hyde thinks that Auckland is “broken and needs fixing” because …

DreamtoReality Entry: Peter Sherman

February 18, 2010 – 4:23 pm | 6 Comments

This is the first of our DreamtoReality applications.  Check it out.  Leave your comments.  Give it a ‘thumbs up’ if you approve.
Hi, my name is Peter Sherman, I hail from Taranaki, I am 27 …

Win One Year of Life Coaching and Support to Reach Your Environmental Goal!

January 21, 2010 – 9:49 am | 2 Comments

Happyzine Dream to Reality: Project Planet.
“Enough with focusing on what’s wrong, it’s time to dream about what’s possible environmentally, and make it happen,” says Charlotte Squire, founder of good-news website ‘Happyzine’.  She’s offering one …

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