Activism and food production

Yes, quite tightly linked actually, those two things. The more I get involved with growing food, the more I understand its inherent importance for our ability to stand up for our rights and freedoms, and being able to support others to do so. All movements of resistance need food. Through history, their capacity to procure... Continue Reading →

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March, First quarter

Autumn is here and the energies in the garden start their yearly descent to earth again. Leaves start falling, we've had the first autumn rains, most summer crops are harvested and plants composted. Time to focus on the soil – the origin of the health of you edible oasis, and of your health too –... Continue Reading →

March, last quarter moon

I really enjoyed the workshop last Friday! We went through a lot of content, even though we couldn't be as much outside as I had hoped for because of the wind. And then we got our first autumn storm on the weekend, followed by blue skies and total calm Sunday. Luckily, I had tied up... Continue Reading →

Vouchers, dates and what to do

Good news: There are now vouchers available for Edible Oasis workshops! One for $12, or the Grow More Veges series of 6 workshops for $60 - saves you $12. The workshop dates are set for January and I'm excited by the number of people telling me this is exactly what they've been looking for. Posters... Continue Reading →

Watering My Way

Right, it's getting drier and drier  –  the rains we've had in Newtown, Wellington the last month have mostly been less than 4mm, which isn't quite enough to really wet the soil and make my edible oasis thrive. So at the moment, I'm watering about twice a week. I've discovered over the years that proper... Continue Reading →

Spring changes

Last night, I woke up at about 3am thinking "oh no, it's going to hail on my newly planted tomatoes!" and ran out in the garden under pouring rain to put cloches on all the seedlings. No hail came, luckily, but the intense rain and the drop in temprature were both quite characteristic for Wellington... Continue Reading →

Spring Storms

The first really strong spring storm is upon us here in Wellington. I'm pricking out my seedlings at the kitchen table - way too cold and wet outside! As I've learnt to my expense, no annuals planted out at this time will do very well here: they get battered by the winds, then suddenly enthusiastically... Continue Reading →

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