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Comment by fiona watt on December 2, 2011 at 10:00pm

Hi all, it would be nice to meet but oh very busy.  Who else is interested?  By the way we went up to visit Shelly Beach farm and it was very interesting, after a composting talk next to a giant pile of compost John showed us his bama grass which is ideal for shelter and stock feed, his massive pigs and free range cows, sheep and alpacas.  We learned about how they make fish compost liquid, phew that reeked! and we walked down to his paddocks of macadamias and persimons to learn about mulching instead of having to water. We watched a beehive demonstration and learned about the biodynamic practices which keep his land and the animals healthy.  Best of all we got to buy some lovely honey, bama grass and yukon, which is a type of superfood and very good for diabetics which is as easy to grow as potatoes. Well worth a visit.  If you want to go look up their website for open days.

Comment by Nicholas Mayne on December 2, 2011 at 10:30am

Are we still on for a December get totether. At the last get together Diane said she might host us.

Comment by Nicholas Mayne on November 29, 2011 at 12:02pm

Does anyone know what useful mineral are in a Tradescantia liquid compost? I am thinking it is mostly nitrogen; but it would be good to know for sure.

Comment by Adrian Feasey on November 1, 2011 at 4:10pm
Hi All, thanks Nick for the tour. Very inspiring and lovely to see the bees in action. FYI the food swap on Nov 19 won't be at Kaipatiki - it will be at Beach haven market - 9 - 12pm, and it takes place every 3rd sat of teh month. There will also be one at St Georges' church Takapuna on 26th Nov and be forthnightly
Comment by fiona watt on November 1, 2011 at 10:51am

Thanks for the show around your garden and the strawberry plants nick, just great.  Sorry I didn't bring any stirred prep, but we can make up our own by ordering from the biodynamic group and Diane SQ. 

For those who know nothing about biodynamics I assure you it is just facsinating stuff and so crucial to the ongoing health of our food supplies.  I urge you all to use the preps to enhance your own gardens via the compost heap and little by little, save the planet. There is a field day at shelley beach farm, a biodynamic farm on thursday the 17th nov from 10am to 12.  All welcome. After listening to his talk at I E produce a couple of weeks ago, I am sure going up.  Will take about an hour to drive from the north shore. 



 



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Comment by RaVeN on November 1, 2011 at 10:09am

Sorry I had to celebrate Beltane Saturday eve at Waipu caves and dance like a mad man round the maypole. First day of summer is here!

Nice to know there is also a group so close by, so will look forward to meeting you all soon I hope

Comment by Diane SQ on October 29, 2011 at 9:31am
HI Nicholas, I am hoping to be able to come today. I can assist with enquiries about biodynamics as well
Comment by fiona watt on October 29, 2011 at 1:27am
Hi Nick, Sorry I am hopelessly overboooked this weekend and am at a Steiner meeting in the morning 9 until 2 at Ellerslie, I'll call round to you straight after, they are doing a biodynamic stir at 1pm and hopefully I can bring some back for you guys.
Comment by Adrian Feasey on October 26, 2011 at 3:40pm
I'd love to come and meet you all. See you there. Raven, I have some friends also in Glendhu and am hoping they will come to this get together or teh next one. We are at teh top end of diana drive
Comment by Nicholas Mayne on October 26, 2011 at 3:16pm
RaVeN you are only about 2km from my place. Come to the get together on Saturday.
 

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