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Debs Butterfield commented on Robyn Guyton's group Food Forests NZ
"Hi- really enjoyed the Country Calendar program- it is great to see food forest information in the main stream media. Plus your place looks great!  Thanks Robyn!"
Sep 3, 2015
Debs Butterfield and Hella Coenen are now friends
Jul 25, 2013
Debs Butterfield replied to Jacob Verbeek's discussion How to start a food forest in the group Food Forests NZ
"Hi - check out my blog- http://debsbutterfield.com/starting-out-in-a-forest-garden-what-not-to-do/ A what not do when starting a forest garden! Cheers Deb"
Jun 23, 2013
Debs Butterfield replied to Jacob Verbeek's discussion How to start a food forest in the group Food Forests NZ
"Happy to share..message for Jacob- you are welcome to visit and see the work in progress too if you get the chance - 06 3726870"
Jun 19, 2013
Debs Butterfield replied to Andy's discussion What food forests do you know in New Zealand ? in the group Food Forests NZ
"Hi - we have approx. 2.5 to 3 acres emergent food forest- oldest trees (koanga sourced) are approx. 9 years old -  so no canopy as yet, although planting is getting going well..always need more plants of course.. Interestingly we have an old…"
Jun 18, 2013
Debs Butterfield and Jacob Verbeek are now friends
Jun 18, 2013
Debs Butterfield replied to Jacob Verbeek's discussion How to start a food forest in the group Food Forests NZ
"Hi Jacob, I am based in Tinui - not too far from Masterton. I have an "emergent" food forest..happy to share plant sources, ideas, etc ..check out my blog if you get the chance- debsbutterfield.com"
Jun 16, 2013
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Mar 25, 2013
Debs Butterfield posted a blog post

Update on Tenui food forest

Hi - I have added some photos of my emergent food forest here in the Wairarapa..go to debsbutterfield.com to have a look. Still a work in progress - lots of long grass, but I am looking forward to the coming planting season..drawing up a planting plan is a goal..I am just a bit flumoxed on where to start!See More
Mar 25, 2013
Debs Butterfield commented on Robyn Guyton's group Food Forests NZ
"Hi- I have an approx 2 acre block here in the Wairarapa that I have largely planted out with mostly fruit and nut trees..I have a range of understory plantings (artichokes (globe and jerusalem), comfrey, berries etc, plus some natives -but still…"
Jun 13, 2012
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Food Forests NZ

Food forests and forest gardens are promoted through permaculture . This forum is for those who are growing or would like to grow one in their property.See More
Sep 19, 2011
Debs Butterfield is now a member of Ooooby
Sep 18, 2011

Profile Information

Suburb
Tinui
Post / Zip Code
5894
I am a...
Smallholder
I can offer
Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I am growing a 2.5 acre food forest and learning about it on the way.
We have approx 30 acres in mixed pasture and trees. Looking to move into keeping bees.

Debs Butterfield's Blog

Update on Tenui food forest

Hi - I have added some photos of my emergent food forest here in the Wairarapa..go to debsbutterfield.com to have a look.
Still a work in progress - lots of long grass, but I am looking forward to the coming planting season..drawing up a planting plan is a goal..I am just a bit flumoxed on where to start!

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:45pm

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