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Go green with Conservation Volunteers

March 30, 2014 – 7:34 pm |

Get your hands dirty and enjoy
Looking for a job in the outdoors but lack the practical experience?
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme could be just what you’re looking for
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme is a  part-time programme, (2-3 …

Check out: Foodscaping in Switzerland

March 9, 2014 – 7:57 pm |

This is called “Foodscaping”

Geneva, Switzerland. Each yard is a vegetable garden and neighbors consult and plan what each will grow so they can trade. Imagine if we did this everywhere?
via SEED: The Untold Story & Spiritual Ecology

Christchurch Botanic Gardens wins Supreme Award at Ellerslie 2014

February 27, 2014 – 8:09 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
Christchurch Botanic Gardens have captured glory at the Ellerslie International Flower Show with a horticultural exhibit called Burn after Reeding.
Their display featuring reeds and rushes in a contemporary setting with a hint …

Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.

February 25, 2014 – 9:13 am |

Tuesday 25 February 2014
Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.

The world’s first ‘Crowd-Grown Feast’ is in the ground, with over 40 urban gardeners growing their own food for a dinner with a …

Greener streets without the red tape in Sydney

September 12, 2013 – 8:35 am |

The City of Sydney has pruned red tape, paving the way for more inner-city gardeners to green their streets.
Under the City’s new Footpath Gardening Policy, residents can plant footpath gardens outside their homes as well …

Clearing out the old, and making way for the garden – by Joel Le Blanc

August 6, 2012 – 3:36 pm | 2 Comments

Right now I am making a garden. A small Eden in an otherwise urban backdrop, which hopefully will feed, heal and inspire me for the next year to come. But right now the garden is …

Why do I garden? Let me count the reasons … By Steve Carter

February 28, 2012 – 8:15 pm | 2 Comments

Check out the original post on the Mental Health Foundation site here.
By Steve Carter, Mental Health Promoter, Mental Health Foundation
We love gardening at the Mental Health Foundation. Even those without green thumbs can comprehend the …


December 20, 2011 – 8:35 pm | 3 Comments

Imagine a New Zealand where everyone has plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, people’s health is greatly improved and our communities are stronger and more prosperous.
That’s the vision behind a new website launched in December …

Building Community, Helping the Honey Bees With ‘Project Sunshine’

September 2, 2011 – 8:35 am | 2 Comments

Taita, New Zealand
Theme: Building Community
The Story: Having fun can be a great way of learning. Not only that but it can also be a really effective way to build connections to the environment and people …

The Hunt is On for the Nation’s Greenest Fingers

August 1, 2011 – 10:44 am |
The Hunt is On for the Nation’s Greenest Fingers

The hunt is on for great Kiwi gardeners, and for the country’s best school vege patch and community plot. NZ Gardener magazine, in association with Kiwicare, is calling for nominations in NZ Gardener’s 2011 Gardener …

Celestial Gardener

February 10, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 3 Comments

As a child, I remember hearing of Gardening by the Moon, and imagining our neighbour – Mr Yates, because he was the only gardener I knew – beavering away in his strawberry patch, to the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 287 – Urban Pantry: Bringing Gardening Workshops to Auckland

February 8, 2011 – 8:41 pm |

Good news from an initiative we’ve been supporting since well, day one:
“We want your input to create a community workshop
We have some funding from the former Auckland Regional Council Environmental Initiatives Fund to run …

Square Foot Gardening Workshop

January 10, 2011 – 1:00 pm |
Square Foot Gardening Workshop

February: Sunday 27.02.2011
Duration: 1-1.30 hours, please specify morning or afternoon workshop
Workshop 1:  10.30am
Workshop 2:  1pm
Tutor: Ken Clark, SFG master from Waiheke
Location:  Mt Eden Village
Contribution: $20.00
Please rsvp to: Judith Holtebrinck
Square foot gardening with Ken Clark from Waiheke
This …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 213 – The Entertaining Act of Going Straight

November 24, 2010 – 8:55 pm |

I’m busy, busy approaching green communities world-wide and offering my ebook as a great way to earn an income from their websites, but around this, I’m enjoying some fine R & R.
Here in New Zealand …

Growing UP and Upside Down in the Garden!

October 31, 2010 – 5:30 pm |

By Suzi Franks
WHOO HOO!! What a FANTASTIC Week I have had here in paradise – a beautiful week of glorious weather and I have been busy clearing the winter clutter to make way for the …

A Year Round Garden

October 17, 2010 – 9:42 pm | One Comment

By Suzi Franks
I have just finished eating my saturday evening meal – roast  organic lamb with asparagus, artichokes and baby broad beans out of my Kitchen garden – not bad for what is known as …

Innovative Flower, Shrub and Herb Planter Finally Available in New Zealand (Join Club HZ and You Could Win One!)

October 14, 2010 – 7:07 pm | One Comment

The Greenbo planter is a contemporary designed railing planter made of high quality UV protected Polypropylene.
Greenbo has a patented stability system to allow it to be attached easily and safely to any railing or banister. …

How to Create a Low Allergen Oasis

October 11, 2010 – 6:23 pm |

By Suzi Franks
I am blessed, because I can enjoy the scent of a bloom, nestling my nose deep inside the delicate petals and inhaling its unique fragrance. This simple act feeds my very soul, makes …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#167 – Fake Laughter Is a Great Ice Breaker

October 5, 2010 – 9:57 pm |

Have you ever tried impressing someone with your best fake laugh?  It’s a great way to start a conversation.  Or at least make people laugh at you.  Or you could  take a bath and try …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#165 – Beautiful Stolen Moments of Spring Gardening

October 3, 2010 – 8:00 pm | One Comment

Gardening.  For me it’s never been a very attractive way to spend my time.  Well maybe theoretically, but not in actual reality, not too much of it anyway.  It rates up there (or should I …