Sandringham Gardeners


Sandringham Gardeners

Local Gardeners get to know your neighbours

Location: Sandringham, Auckland
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2013

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Comment by Lisa L on September 19, 2011 at 4:11pm

Join us for a meeting Sandringham Transistion Town See the event listing for details.

Comment by Lisa L on August 24, 2011 at 12:40pm

Yes meeting at Denise's place on sunday at 11am. See you there!

If you are not sure where she lives contact myself or Denise.

Comment by Ellen on August 9, 2011 at 7:16am

Hi Helga. Either along the toy library or even a few notches up, a tool library- DIY centre where people can actually do their stuff on their own or a bit supervised at times, meet and work together on a project and have someone assisting who helps over those hurdles. But it could start with a tool library.

I understand what you mean with noise but believe me, getting a large load of branches into small pieces with secateurs and loppers is an act, we do it for most of our stuff as we seldom have that much that it pays to hire a chipper for $350 for 4 hours!! We cut it as small as we can then chump it with the lawn mower. I just can't see any other way to make use of this important resource and the price you pay for compost from Living Earth is a shambles, in particular when you need lots on a regular basis! Maybe a well sound insulated part of a tool library shed could work well and accommodate the noise problem. Anyway, just dreaming.  Regards Ellen

Comment by Helga Arlington on August 5, 2011 at 4:35pm

Hello Ellen I love that idea - the communal tool shed - along the lines of a toy library? Have to disagree about the idea of the chipper though - much though I like the idea, I find the noise pollution so horrible I thinkt hey should be banned!



Comment by Ellen on August 5, 2011 at 12:56pm

Great, how do I put my name on it as a support person. I have sent my own, too.  


Another dream idea I have along the line we talked the other night, a communal tool shed, possibly a step further, a communal work shed where a person is employed eg 20hrs or more a week, Eden/Albert residents can become members for an affordable yearly fee and can use machines (table saw, band saw, grinder, hand tools, power tools) and get professional advise and the one or other hand. With timber yards in the area (Eden Terrace, etc) there is scope for all these DIY projects thus saving us to buy power tools that are often not doing the job anyway. People then could make their own shelves, boards, fences, etc.

Surely extra supervision would be popular with retired tradesmen who would lend a hand. 

And surely, a mobile chipper should be part of any tool shed, the are hellish expensive to rent and this could encourage people to keep these valuable carbon resources on their land.

cheers, Ellen

Comment by Lisa L on August 4, 2011 at 10:44pm
Local Board Submission yes running late but if you would like to be included I have added a copy of my email and submission if you want to be a part of this too.local%20board%20plan.docx
Comment by Lisa L on March 22, 2011 at 5:25pm
Hi all it is last sunday of the month this weekend.  who's up for a get together? Karen has volunteered her place. Karen can you send through a note to the group with your address. If you are coming let Karen know or post here.
Comment by Helga Arlington on February 21, 2011 at 2:54pm

That's a good point re treating the suburbs differently Ellen.

Can you do some proposing of trees? I can send lists of those trees which are already either scheduled or proposed - tell me which area. There are a reasonable number done in Sandringham as Glenda Fryer proposed a lot last year, but further west - almost none.

Comment by Ellen on February 21, 2011 at 9:43am
RE tree protection: I thought it would be good to maybe sit on top of Owairaka na dlook down to see the very notable trees. I also think that this needs to be handled quite differently for each suburb, Sandringham just couldn't compete with Mt Eden's trees but we have a right to have good specimen to be protected so they become such large trees in the future, too!  E.
Comment by Ellen on February 21, 2011 at 9:41am

Hi Lisa, I would like to send around an email to be sent to networks about visiting the Heroic gardens and where particular interest in a productive garden, about our garden. There is also some attachments. How would I go about this? I am not able to find your email address in my address book so i wonder if I just communicated via Ooooby?

Thx for any advice/help. Ellen


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