"Seed Saving at Grandview Community Garden
The sunny weather is great for drying and saving seeds. Gardeners have been collecting lettuce and silverbeet seeds to sow later in the year.
In the photo - Yuri collecting and bagging silverbeet seeds."
"Shade House at Grandview Community Garden
Our new shade house built by gardeners and volunteers is full of vegetable seedlings. Garden members sowed lettuce, spinach, cabbage, leeks, cauliflower and choi sum in late January. Many are now…"
"home made mini shade house for seedlings
New seedlings need shade on very hot summer days. This mini shadehouse was made from a broken clothes airer, a piece of shadecloth and 2 clothespegs. When the seedlings are about 10cm high they…"
"Natural shade for baby lettuce
At Grandview Community Garden we use the runners of pumpkin and squash to make shade for letttuce seedlings. The runners are easy to pick up and move where you want them, to either provide shade for seedlings or…"
"LITE PALUSAMI Recipe
(from the Kakana Talei Cooking Class)
This Palusami recipe includes canned BOILED corned beef, LIGHT coconut cream, and onions which are formed into bundles, wrapped in taro leaves, and baked. Other common fillings for…"
"Legionella and Potting mix
There has been an increase number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in Canterbury recently, with all but one case associated with the use of potting mix or compost. Eleven of the 12 cases were admitted to…"
"Summer Food safety Reminders
At this time of year, please remember to wash hands and Clean Cook Chill. About 200,000 New Zealanders every year suffer from a food borne illness: at least 40% are due to food handling, preparation or…"
"Event today: It's My (kids) Turn To Cook Tonight...
It's My Turn To Cook Bosch School Holiday Program - has a fun, FREE one-day online cooking program on 20th December. No matter where you live, as long as you have the internet,…"
"Pick your own - PYO
If you don't have room to grow all the fruit, nuts and vegetables you would like, or your shrubs or trees are not producing much fruit yet, think about visiting a grower that allows you…"
"Free Swan Plants for Children
The Waikato Environment Centre currently has swan plants to give to anyone visiting the Centre.
Grow a couple of these in your garden where children can closely observe the whole Monarch butterfly life cycle…"
"Tim’s tips on how to be water wise in your garden:
Minimise the amount of water you need to use: in the Waikato we have a good year round rainfall so it’s quite possible to water only at the time of planting. Incorporating large…"
Now I understand! I work at the Tokoroa Community Gardens in Braeside Ave - by Pete's panelling. Which group do you work with in Tokoroa? We may be able to come to some arrangement. I haven't spoken to anyone about this yet so cannot promise anything!
We had about 7 people come. Interesting discussion but we didn't get far in as far as moving forward. But did give me some ideas which will mean we can get the ball in motion and then hopefully more people will be willing to volunteer to help
Hi Kathryn, thanks for the tip with the Eco Design Advisors. We didn't know about it and are certainly going to check it out. We looked at our star rating, which is two so far :-P, with the biggest minus the single glazing, but then that's nothing new! Anyway, it's great that something like that is out there.