What a storm! Blew away all the old and made fresh space for the new... Like every year, right now it feels like spring is never going to come. But I know that in just a couple of weeks I'll be preparing beds and sowing spring crops at the urban farm here in Newtown. How... Continue Reading →
Hello again! I'm almost back from maternity leave, my daughter is now 6 months and is enjoying some time with her nanny. So back to blogging, designing and farming! Winter, for me, is stillness and darkness, a perfect time for dreaming. Of course some of our dreams will be about the coming of warmth and light,... Continue Reading →
On May 21st, I had the honour to facilitate the Food Forest Gathering for the Wellington region, hosted by Common Unity Project at Epuni School, Lower Hutt. We hope we can make this a yearly thing, hosted and facilitated by new people each time - so if you feel like that could be you, do get... Continue Reading →
As you may notice, this time of year, the posts don't come as regularly. I've got a lot on my plate, so this week I'm going to send you on to Kath Irvine, up the coast. She runs Edible Backyard, very similar to what I'm doing - workshops, permaculture design consults and a blog -... Continue Reading →
The days grow longer and the light comes back, and I long to get out in the garden. But I decided to have a look at the statistics for Wellington first and... we can have frosts up until November! The minimum air temperature mean is 6.7ºC for this month, while the mean air temp is... Continue Reading →
Hassle-free tool maintenance for lazy gardeners who still don't like to lose a good tool to rust and rot.
Just a quick update - I've been slack on blogging lately! But it's picking up, now that I've got this yummy feeling that people are reading, and possibly even benefiting from my thoughts and words. I'd love to have your feedback and know what you'd like me to write about. This Friday a 5pm I'm running... Continue Reading →