A group for all those interested in growing perennial vegetables. Join us to discuss the existing perennial crops and the breeding/improvement/development of new and exciting crops, share ideas and share plant materials.See More
A group for members of the Southern Seed Exchange, a seed saving group based in Christchurch, New Zealand dedicated to saving locally adapted open pollinated varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
For people keen on permaculture, esp practical applications in & near Chch.We meet sometimes, to share, learn, & do.No qualification is needed to be part of this group.To learn more about permaculture, see: wikipedia.org/wiki/PermacultureSee More
Does anyone here have any experience building swales on steep hills? We want to plant a home fruit and nut orchard and make it water self-reliant and would like to talk to anyone else who may have already built a system of water collection. We are considering collecting rain water by building paths with a guttering system that lead to underground mini-storage wells on the upperside of swales holding trees in mulch pits. Has anyone done this? Especially on a hill? (We live in Lyttelton). See More
"We used Seychelle's benchtop unit when our water was concentrated with chlorine after the quakes, and we still carry the sport bottles with us to this day - as we don't really know what the water quality is in various parts of the town,…"
Water is vital to life. We are made of mostly water and depend on clean water to survive.This is a forum to talk about any water issues; harvesting rainwater, water filters, tap water, gray water, and preservation of our waters.See More