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Helen Dew commented on Lisa L's group Local Economics
"Just discovered this group! Living Economies has lots of interesting stuff on local economy. Visit www.le.org.nz Great selection of books, DVDs and magazines too. e.g.  booksLocal Money - what difference does it make?People Money the promise of…"
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Local Economics

Let's discuss and share your thoughts on economic systems.Let's challenge our current system and create some new ones!See More
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Helen Dew commented on Isabell Strange's group Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings
"I'm pruning my Sturmer apple tomorrow. Would anyone like me  to save some budwood? If you keep it in the fridge the budding would be done in August."
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Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings

To share information on propagating plants such as fruit and nut trees and bushes or any food growing plants, herbs or beneficial companions for which seed growing is not so viable or reliable
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Helen Dew commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"I'm pruning my Sturmer apple tomorrow. Would anyone like me  to save some budwood? If you keep it in the fridge the budding would be done in August."
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Are you looking for a particular plant or seeds ? Do you have spares?Post your notices here.See More
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Helen Dew commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"I'm pruning my Sturmer apple tomorrow. Would anyone like me  to save some budwood? If you keep it in the fridge the budding would be done in August."
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Amanda and Aaron Porteous joined Earl Mardle's group
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Gardening Books

Book collection, recommendations and discussions
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Amanda and Aaron Porteous joined Kev W's group
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The carnivore corner

fish, meat, game, yum
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Working Bees Auckland

Lets work and of course lets share a couple of drinks to boost good ideas.See More
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Amanda and Aaron Porteous joined Helen Charters's group
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Sandringham SeedPods

A network of neighbourhood seed-saving groups ( 'pods') in Sandringham, Auckland and nearby. Our aim is to encourage and co-ordinate the saving, sharing and distribution of seeds and cuttings of locally sourced, locally suited food-plants to encourage local food-production, and sustainability.
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NZ Orchid Experts and Amateurs

A place for orchid growers in NZ of all experience levels, to meet and discuss orchids of all sorts! Feel free to trade, debate, discuss!See More
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Amanda and Aaron Porteous joined James Samuel's group
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GROW Waiheke Community Gardens

Gardens are in Ostend, Blackpool, Onetangi, and Surfdale.
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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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Auckland NZ

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

 
 
 

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