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Ruth McLean replied to Ruth McLean's discussion Organic Horticulture classes in Tauranga in the group Tauranga
"Apologies Kathy for any offence caused. Ruth"
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Ruth McLean and Tammy Bradley are now friends
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Wendy commented on Mariana's blog post How to Make a Human Being
"A nice reminder of how simple solutions are...thanks for sharing :)"
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Seasonal Recipes

What to do with the seasonal harvests and how to preserve it. Add your recipe below.See More
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Food Growing Q&A

Ask and Answer food growing questions here.See More
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Kathy Fathers commented on Carina's group Tauranga
"I didn't think this site was for professionals.  I thought the idea was to share information to help gardeners.  I don't like the way it is going.  Am I the only one???"
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Ruth McLean added a discussion to the group Tauranga

Organic Horticulture classes in Tauranga

All welcome to join, classes once week, runs for  a full year.  $300 Can start after Easter holidays. Learn about making great compost, looking after your soil, managing pests and diseases, intro to permaculture and more. Call me if you're interested.  RuthSee More
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Ruth McLean replied to Tammy Bradley's discussion Organic greens in the group Tauranga
"Hello Tammy, Welcome to the Bay of Plenty. We have more greens than we can use,  all biodynamically grown.  We are up at Whakamarama, where are you?  Also, maybe you'd like top grow some of your own?  I teach an Organic…"
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Weston A Price

A group to discuss and learn more about the traditional culinary customs of our ancestors and how we can bring more nutrient dense food into our lives as researched by Dr. Weston A Price.
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Kai - food for new zealand

A database of edible plants that grow in Aotearoa/nz.Please share thoughts and ideas.See More
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Tammy Bradley added a discussion to the group Tauranga

Organic greens

hi,I have just moved here from Waiheke Island and am trying to source great organic greens from local farmers/growers I use lots as I do lots of juicing. Any information on the organic world in Tauranga would be awesome. Thanks in advance for any wisdom, information and direction.Cheers,TammySee More
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Ooooby(Out of our own Backyards)connects communities through local food :) feel free to.... Connect with eachother via your pages, Write on this page if you want to share anything Come along to any monthly backyard gatherings :) Next Ooooby Gathering: Sat 11 April at Petrina & Malcolm's Mount Maunganui 021 064 9814 for more info bring something along for the share table... produce, plants, seedlings, seeds..:) for profile help: 021 064 9814See More
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Raw Foodies

For those eating and interested in ALL-RAW food, green smoothies, recipes and more!
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Edible Flowers

Exploring which flowers can be eaten, their nutritional benefits and recipes.
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Welcoming discussion on the whole spectrum of composting methods. If it's a way of turning organic material into fertile earth, lets talk about the method, your experiences, the pros and the cons of it!See More
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Some interesting facts about Comfrey

Hi all I just kicked off a research program that seeks to realize the untapped potential for comfrey, an ancient Russian herb.  If you’re interested in supporting my efforts, a grass roots citizen science project, and have a few bucks to spare please support my pledgeme…


Posted by Tim on March 22, 2015 at 1:42pm

Passive solar

House design is an integral aspect of permaculture with passive solar and other low energy input designs. The conundrum is that we really need different designs for winter and summer. In Japan we have cold dry winters and hot muggy summers so the Japanese approach was that it was better to be cool in summer and freeze in winter. If I paint the west facing wall matt black the concrete will absorb heat during the day and radiate half of it back into the house at night. In summer a white wall…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:58pm

Arid micro-climate

Water melon and cucumbers have done well in the searing heat by the west facing wall of the house. Everything else seems to struggle. It's all about trial and observation. I want to avoid being dependent on hand watering if possible. I'm considering another grape or peach against this wall as they seem to be able to find water.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:52pm

refusing to die

The banana roots and taro I chucked in the soak hole to die have revived and are doing well. It's the lowest point of the site so they must be getting water. Should have put them there in the first place. As Jacques Cousteau said 'Life is very persistent.'

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:47pm

Symphony of the Soil

Posted by Mariana on March 2, 2015 at 9:47am

How to Make a Human Being

Posted by Mariana on March 2, 2015 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

The garden grows

Well, now that we are at the end of December, my garden is finally starting to take off :) I started planting Labour weekend, but everything I planted failed to grow and some things were taken out by the thousands of little slugs I have living in my woodchips. After talking to friends, I think the plants failed to grow because the ground was covered with mulch and took longer to warm up. Plus the garden is exposed to the sou-wester winds, soil is a bit compacted etc etc. Next year I will…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on December 31, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective offers stories and solutions for meeting human needs while simultaneously restoring the health of the ecosystems we live in.

Looking forward to watching this documentary when it gets released! More info…


Posted by Mariana on December 6, 2014 at 8:37pm


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