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My new Blog on Blogspot

Hi, I am starting a blog! it features information and tips on organic, fair trade and NZ grown products ranging from food and health products, to clothing and shoes.It is a simple how-to blog with easy realistic ways to make changes to organic, fair trade or NZ grown products! I want to document my progress as I change to a more ethical lifestyle so that others may see how easy it can be.Take a look if you are interested in finding out more at…See More
May 6, 2011
Claire W. commented on Sarah Walsh's blog post Wheat + summer garden
"That is so cool! Your wheat looks amazing! :D And I love the idea of using flax flower steams for beans. I'm growing mine on a fence, was lucky to have so much of it to grow it on lol."
Nov 25, 2010
Claire W. replied to Erin Fae's discussion ethical dairy --- looking for a dariy share to get my milk/cheese in the group Auckland NZ
"Hmm I would like to know also, as I'd be interested in buying ethical milk and cheese!"
Nov 9, 2010
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Oct 26, 2010
Diane SQ left a comment for Claire W.
"Hi Claire, I may be able to come today to swap seeds for kefir. email me on enaid1@gmail.com . today around 2 could be a posssiblity. (my phone line seems to be down) otherwise, can kefir be sent by post in a plastic bag placed in a normal size…"
Oct 15, 2010
Claire W. commented on Denise's group Auckland NZ
"Ooo Climbing butter beans would be cool. Nah they're wet. You buy them dry to begin with but I don't know how I would get mine to dry without killing them. I live out west in Henderson but I can't drive so you would need to come pick…"
Oct 6, 2010
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Oct 5, 2010
Claire W. commented on Denise's group Auckland NZ
"Does anyone here need or want kefir grains? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir ) for those who don't know what it is. It is used to make a fermented drink which aids in digestion and gut health. I got some from my sister and over the past 6…"
Oct 5, 2010
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Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
Aug 10, 2010
Claire W. commented on Brooke Walker's group Waitakere NZ
"Lol yeah not surprising. Winter is a pretty quiet time for gardening, mostly. Everything will liven up once spring hits and the new planting season begins. :)"
Aug 10, 2010
Claire W. commented on Brooke Walker's group Waitakere NZ
"Hi :) I recently moved out west, first time living in Auckland (so far so good) and have been out here just over a couple of months. Was a member of the Hamilton group but thought I'd join another more local group as well. :) Figured it'd…"
Aug 10, 2010
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If you are looking for a space to gardenor if you have extra garden space to share make your request or offer known here.See More
Aug 10, 2010
Claire W. commented on Pete Russell's blog post One Pot Pledge
"Ok somewhat random -and possibly silly/stupid- question, do you think you could grow seedlings in Starbucks cups or other paper cups? ... I am guessing it depends on the chemicals they use to create them though?"
May 20, 2010

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Suburb
Henderson
Post / Zip Code
0612
I am a...
Urban Farmer
I can offer
Gardening advice, Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
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, Swapping Food, Eating Local Food
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I am now living out west in Auckland with my partner and as he has a full section, I'm very excited about kicking off a new garden. :) So much space, so much enthusiasm, so much potential!!! :)

So far I have growing in the garden: Peas, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Borlotti beans, Onions, Carrots, Parsnip, Beetroot, Parsley, Sage and Thyme... And in pottles I still have seedlings of Navy beans, pumpkin, more tomatoes and more peas.

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My new Blog on Blogspot

Hi, I am starting a blog! it features information and tips on organic, fair trade and NZ grown products ranging from food and health products, to clothing and shoes.

It is a simple how-to blog with easy realistic ways to make changes to organic, fair trade or NZ grown products! I want to document my progress as I change to a more ethical lifestyle so that others may see how easy it can be.

Take a look if you are interested in finding out more at… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:52am

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At 11:43am on October 15, 2010, Diane SQ said…
Hi Claire, I may be able to come today to swap seeds for kefir. email me on enaid1@gmail.com . today around 2 could be a posssiblity. (my phone line seems to be down)
otherwise, can kefir be sent by post in a plastic bag placed in a normal size enveloppe?
At 1:53pm on October 28, 2009, imrose said…
Hi Snick,
How r u??A few good days for gardening eh??Too hot!!
At 9:22am on October 2, 2009, Keri said…
Thanks, that's awesome. I understand your instructions perfectly! And I can see from the pictures too, so I might have a go. I'll let you know how I get on. Cheers, Keri :-)
At 10:09pm on May 30, 2009, Robbie Deighton said…
I heard about lemon sage, but not pineapple sage. I'll definitely have to try and find it somewhere!
At 9:48am on May 29, 2009, Robbie Deighton said…
Never heard of lavender tea? You should try some when you get a chance. There's several ways you can prepare it. Just steep some fresh or dried lavender flowers in boiled water for a delicate lavender taste, or you can add some to ordinary black tea for a different taste (similar to how earl Grey tea is black tea flavoured with bergamot) Best to steep in the lavender for a while and then add a teabag because if you put them in together the tea flavour drowns the lavender.

The tap water at home isn't very tasty, but I refuse to drink bottled water at home. Because I've started to get into the locavore thing more and more the last couple of years I was feeling more and more guilty about buying tea which has been transported thousands of miles. Although I haven't kicked the habit completely (my excuse is that it doesn't weigh that much, so not as much energy has been wasted transporting tea compared to say, chocolate) I've been flavoring my water with herbs from my garden. I grow and make tea from lemon balm, rozemary, sage, thyme, mint and lavender at the moment. a combination of lemon balm and sage is my favorite right now. Thinking of growing some chamomile, and rose hips and have slowly been surfing the web to see if liquorice root is feasible in my garden... if it's possible that would be great with mint :)
At 10:47am on April 17, 2009, Sarah Walsh said…
yeah, I did notice some baby strawberries a couple of days ago and shook my head in disgust...silly strawberries. If they were going to do that they should have thought of it a month ago. Then they'd have a chance of actually ripening.
 
 
 

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