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Started by Sharon Watt Mar 13.

Kefir 3 Replies

Is there anyone in the Mount/Tauranga area using Kefir that may be able to share some culture and help me through its use. I have an Aunt who raves about how it has helped her but she is unable to share the culture with me. Continue

Started by Petrina Hampton. Last reply by Heather McMillan Feb 14.

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Comment by Carina on May 18, 2016 at 12:48pm
Hi all,

there is one more spot left on the Permaculture Design Certificate Course, which begins sat 28th May in Whakamarama!  and then there will be a wait list.

The classes are once a month for a year, and most are all on saturdays, and each on a different topic, more info here:
It is also possible to just come along to any particular ones you want, rather than do the whole course, so if you want to be notified about all the modules throughout the year, you can go on Catherine's mail list if you like, via:  contact@plentypermaculture.co.nz
:)

Comment by Carina on March 11, 2016 at 2:39pm

Hi All, 

if anyone hasn't already heard about this compost workshop tomorrow (sat 12th march), and is interested, Lora said there's still space, and to contact her on 021 111 6304  :)

Lora is part of our produce share group and lives on the arty house property in tepuna.  She also had a stall at foodfest last saturday, with her and her partner's gardening business, 'the ancient way'.

here's her ad :

Come learn how to make a Bio Intensive compost with Lora. 
This is an experiencial workshop where you will learn how to grow your own compost crops, gather waste materials found in your own backyard, house and neighbourhood.
You will go home with seeds and information to help you begin your Bio Intensive composting journey.
Cost $30 per person
Sat 12th March,  9am-12noon,  372 Wairoa Road, Tepuna.
Please call Lora on 021 111 6304 to register

Comment by Carina on March 2, 2016 at 11:29am


Foodfest info, for this sat 5th march :)

and here is the link to the sustainable backyards month calender:
http://envirohub.org.nz/sustainable-backyards-goes-bay-wide/


Comment by Carina on January 19, 2016 at 1:07pm

Drop in for the open day at the Papamoa Cob Cottage Workshop Sat 23 Jan 10am-1pm!

Stop by and see our progress on the cob structure at Marco and Teresa's. Learn about cob and then try your hand at making some.  Bring a plate, share some lunch and hear the stories from the 15 people who will have spent nine days learning to make a cottage from clay, straw and timber. Kids welcome.

We'll have to shoo you away by 1pm sharp. It's the last day and there will still be lots to finish up.

Directions - 662 Te Puke Quarry Road, If coming from Tauranga/Welcome Bay way, come along Welcome Bay Road until you hit Rocky Cutting Road, go right up Rocky Cutting Road, at the end of the road turn left onto Te Puke Quarry Road, follow the goat track up to 662. DO NOT follow GPS directions of going through Reid Road as it tries to take you through Golf Course which is locked.
Comment by Carina on January 19, 2016 at 1:06pm

Comment by Antoinette Wilson on January 14, 2016 at 4:14pm

Hi everyone - I've just joined the Tauranga group as I'll be staying with family in Papamoa for 6 weeks in preparation for a forthcoming project I'd love to share with you all...

First though: we'll be looking for local, organic/spray-free veggies while we're staying in town. If anyone has surplus to sell we'd love to hear from you!

Our exciting project is a road trip around NZ making films about people doing inspiring things to lower their ecological footprint. We'll be travelling in a van run on waste veg oil and filming a variety of folk from backyard gardeners and natural builders to self-sufficient families and initiatives like the amazing Project Lyttelton. You can find out info about our project here: http://happenfilms.com/living-the-change/

If you know anyone - or you are someone! - who would make a great subject for a short film, please feel free to get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

Cheers!

Comment by Ailie on January 12, 2016 at 8:02am

Hi all,
I'm having to un-permaculture the garden before we move out of the cottage we've been renting. So if anyone can help me remove the plants (yacon, globe artichoke, comfrey, violets, etc) and recently laid wood chip mulch over good Tumeke compost you can take what you want!
I'll be there today (Tuesday), Wednesday or this coming weekend.
Thanks!

Comment by Carina on November 30, 2015 at 4:48pm

this course is being run near Tairua

Comment by Carina on November 19, 2015 at 9:46am

October Produce Share Gathering at Christine's :)

Comment by Christine Paris on November 2, 2015 at 12:38pm

Thanks David - glad you enjoyed it.

Christine

 

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