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Started by Penny Guy Jul 18, 2010.
Started by Hester. Last reply by Kali Dec 23, 2009.
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Food Sovereignty, Food Security - Edited by Vandana Shiva
A bit about us here at the Koanga Institute. We hold NZ's largest collection or organic, heritage seeds. Unlike those big industrial seed companies - we grow out our seeds here in the Hawke's Bay so they are adapted to NZ soils and climate. We grow specifically for home gardeners so we select based on taste, nutritional value, a long cropping season and pest resistant using organic gardening methods. Many industrial seeds are only pest resistant if you use their chemical sprays etc. We also hold an amazing fruit tree collection, run an urban garden research project, potato trials and get involved in other research projects to share our learnings with NZ home gardeners. Please checkout our website and we'd love to get to know how we can help you on your own gardening journey's.
Been reading and thoroughly enjoying 'the History of New Zealand Gardening' by Bee Dawson. Has really interesting photos and is a chronicle of the evolution of gardening in this country from pre-european Maori to the early settlers and into the 20th century. The sections on the introduction of pests and weeds, whether inadvertent or deliberate were particularly interesting. Recommended.
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