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Mulching – Why I’m Thrilled By It

November 17, 2009 – 7:47 pm |
Mulching – Why I’m Thrilled By It

Photo by JoePhoto
I never really thought of myself as a gardener. But over the past few years the urge to grow food has risen from within. Perhaps it’s the collective enthusiasm of the nation of …

Who’s afraid of the big bad outdoors…? Caro and Co.

November 12, 2009 – 7:43 pm |
Who’s afraid of the big bad outdoors…? Caro and Co.

The great outdoors …. sometimes the thought of allowing your child to run free whether it’s in a suburban back garden, small courtyard, farm, park, beach or vacant lot can be a daunting prospect.  There …

Sustainability – Gary Williams

November 10, 2009 – 12:41 pm |
Sustainability – Gary Williams

“Life has become increasingly CREATIVE. Life creates itself, and over time has self-generated greater and greater opportunities for further creativity.”

I think it’s important to recirculate useful material.  This article was written back in 2001, yet …

If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes – Permaculture.org

November 10, 2009 – 12:38 pm |
If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes – Permaculture.org

If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes

Recently we (Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes)have been thinking about and discussing what would it look like if the principles of permaculture were …

Aha! Yet another case of honesty! Epidemic?

November 5, 2009 – 2:39 pm |
Aha! Yet another case of honesty! Epidemic?

 
Photo: By Martin Kingsley
The New Zealand Herald reported that a Good Samaritan Aussie post worker has handed in a parcel containing Australian $100, 000 dollars. “Police have praised an Australia Post worker who handed in …

Introducing: www.mygarden.co.nz

November 4, 2009 – 2:34 pm |
Introducing: www.mygarden.co.nz

Do you ever have the urge to peek over your garden wall and have a nosy at your neighbour’s garden? These days, besides maybe a polite wave on the rare occasions we reverse out of …

Christchurch Needs the Frocks on Bikes Ladies

October 29, 2009 – 8:37 am |

Announcing…
Christchurch Frocks On Bikes
Christchurch needs this Frocks on Bikes affair.  I can just see them, regally policing the bike lanes of the South Island’s big smoke.  I’m looking to hearing more about them in the …

The search is on for New Zealand’s Senior Achievers

October 28, 2009 – 8:42 am |

MEDIA RELEASE – 28th October, 2009
For immediate release:
The search is on for New Zealand’s Senior Achievers.
Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award as …

Permaculture—Way of the Future

October 25, 2009 – 3:48 pm | 2 Comments
Permaculture—Way of the Future

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly more complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple…” – Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement
Check out this international Permaculture website – I am.  Permaculture is the way …

Concrete Mushrooms – Bunkers in Homes

October 21, 2009 – 9:02 am |

Check out this story on Inhabitat.com.  This popular design website has just reported on an exciting project proposal for 750,000 abandoned Albanian concrete bunkers. The 100 page proposal, designed by two graduate students, suggests remaking …

Growing Potatoes by Sol Morgan

October 20, 2009 – 9:10 am |

GB Weekly
By Sol Morgan
October is main potato-planting time, so hopefully you’ve got your garden beds prepared in readiness. If not there’s still time to fork out those weeds and add compost, well rotted manure and …

Growing great tomatoes by Sol Morgan

October 20, 2009 – 9:09 am |

GB Weekly
By Sol Morgan
As the spring days bring warmer weather, start thinking about getting the ground ready for the long-season crops like peppers, zucchinis and tomatoes.
Tomatoes are members of the Solanum family, like potatoes and …

Herb Spiral by Sol Morgan

October 20, 2009 – 9:08 am |

GB Weekly
By Sol Morgan
The sun is shining, bulbs and blossoms blooming and the soil is thinking about warming up ready for spring planting. Wet weather is a good indicator of a well-designed system. Does water …

Everything a woman could want—all under one roof

October 15, 2009 – 9:18 am |

Girls’ Day Out at the Auckland ASB Showgrounds November 20-22nd 2009
Girls’ Day Out is bringing an exciting, fresh and revitalised event to Auckland this November that celebrates all the fabulous reasons for being a woman …

Good Deed Opportunity: Scary Washing Machine Guy Asks For Your support of the Lalumanu Beach Community Relief Fund

October 10, 2009 – 9:19 am |

Support the Lalumanu Beach Community Relief Fund
Scary Washing Machine is back, this time he needs your help to raise money for the Lalumanu community in Upolo in Samoa who were badly hit by the Tsunami …

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