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Community Garden - Transiton Town Waihi 4 Replies

Started by Shane Rush. Last reply by Nina McDuff Oct 2, 2012.

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Comment by David Bell on August 17, 2010 at 4:44pm
Seed potatoes. Anyone in Waihi interested? I have three (3) varieties of so-called Maori potatoes. A deep-eyed white, a dark purple skin and the one with purple flesh. Also a garden full of Jerusalem artichokes for anyone interested. Swap for what-have-you.
Comment by Mary Carmine on July 27, 2010 at 5:09pm
If there was I would expect it would be very localised - perhaps just around the edges of the pit area where previously it may have lost the sun earlier.
Comment by Rowan Campbell on July 27, 2010 at 4:03pm
OK, thanks folks. I heard an idea that there was a change in the micro climate etc...oh well would have been nice if there a was a silver lining, pardon the pun.
Comment by Mary Carmine on July 27, 2010 at 3:36pm
Certainly not any warmer from my observations. We sometimes have warmer winters but last winter was as cold as any I remember and I have lived here for the last 32 years and 18 when I was young - just went away for 15 in the middle. The last two summers were dry but then again so was everywhere else.
Comment by Graham on July 27, 2010 at 3:20pm
Hi Rowan, I don't think it was you! We've all become distracted by 'Urban Homesteading', 'Preserving Surpluses' and other frivolities. If you're still thinking of moving to Waihi, can I suggest you keep an eye on Shane's Community Garden group and turn up for the inauagural mud-moving. Meet the Waiheathens who want to get their hands dirty and eat. We could organise a musical/gourmet gathering as an apres - if anyone's into that sort of thing.

Congratulations on your graduation. And I am unable to comment on the pre/post mining issue - the big hole was here way before I was.
Comment by Rowan Campbell on July 27, 2010 at 2:37pm
Sorry to have killed your conversation folks. I just got my certificat in organic horticulture and got quite a lot out of the programme. Really good to have my knowledge given some structure and some gaps filled. Read some interesting stuff about climate in Waihi.

Does anyone think it is warmer and drier in Waihi since Martha Mountain was removed, just something I had heard.
Comment by Rowan Campbell on June 3, 2010 at 3:21pm
Hello, I grew up around Waihi and my family still have a place at Waihi Beach. We are considering relocating to a lifestyle block near Waihi. I am a full time student of organic horticulture at the moment as we prepare to set up in horticulture over your way and wind up our business interests over here. We would like to talk to any local organic growers particularly permaculture growers as part of my research for my studies.

We are active in Transition Town Thames and are experienced in earth and eco building, raranga, singing, in case you want to do some sort of skill or experience trade!

Leave a message here for me or give me a shout on 07 868 3574 or 0275 303 621. Cheers
Comment by Mary Carmine on May 28, 2010 at 9:32am
None of those, sorry, but if anyone wants some little lettuce plants or the coloured stem silverbeet plants I have lots. I have potted them into punnets but they are still quite small. If you have a warm spot they would probably be fine. The lettuces are the 'pick the leaves' type - slighly bronzey tinge.
Comment by Rob and Caroline Harrell on April 17, 2010 at 7:14pm
Cheers Shane and Nikki for the chestnuts and beets today - the recipe for beetroot chutney is the one in the Edmonds cookbook and its yum! If you have trouble finding it let us know and I'll send it on to you. Cheers.
Comment by Rob and Caroline Harrell on April 16, 2010 at 10:09am
Our kids, Lauren and Sam have a stall at this weeks Martha market so if anyone wants swapsies on feijoas come along. If you let us know prior we can put some aside. Tanya - we'd be keen on swapping for some of your avos if you still have some.

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