Winter is for Dreams

Hello again! I'mĀ 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 →

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Last workshops of the year

For the next five Wednesdays, I'll be running the Grow More Veges workshops. This week we did Perfect Compost, next week we'll explore Double Digging and soil health in general, then you can learn about how to Garden in Time & Space - how to arrange your beds and your plantings to maximise the use... Continue Reading →

New moon, October

So much is happening now it looks like an actual explotion, except it's not destructive but a growth explosion! I got back into my garden after two weeks away and it was covered in chickweed (stellaria media). As I chipped away at it with my beautiful Niwashi tool, the soil underneath was moist and open,... 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 →

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 →

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