"Love this link - keen to see more replies too! We have a food forest group here in Alexandra, central Otago, and have just confirmed with council the opportunity to rescue a disused piece of council land to create a food forest. Very…"
"Glad I found this thread, thanks Wayne.
I started the forest garden process in earnest with a new swale that we put in last year, partly as a way to keep the buttercup from taking over. Now, every time we dig one out we replace it with…"
"Hi yes, this is a really useful discussion, this is my passion! Our nursery focuses on food forest plants and our website has a section on perennial vegetables. We are adding more to the list all the time and you can go on our newsletter for…"
"Yeah, growing bananas makes for good stories to tell friends, many people don't realise you can grow them in NZ. The flower you want to pick when it it still quite young. If they get too big they get fibrous and planty. You pull off the outer…"
We filled a box with sand and put some kumara in, and kept them damp. They sprouted in there, so you get several plants off each kumara. You can cut each one into pieces, trying to get some shoot and some root ideally in each piece.…"
"Awesome! Can I get an autographed copy :-)
We were recently given a banana plant at a gardening club meeting. The speaker was a nurseryman who has bananas growing on his property. He was totally captivated by the joy of bananas and told us…"
Here is a video article about Papatuanuku ki Taurangi, which explains the philosophy behind the team who works here. This clip also features Sister Rosemary being awarded the NZ Gardener of the Year for 2012.
Thanks very much to Choice TV, which…
A mix of old and young gathered in the summer sun in January 2013 for a ceremony at Papatuanuku ki Taurangi, Earth Promise Centre, a Mercy house and permaculture garden developed over recent years in Ellerslie.
Around 60 Sisters of Mercy, family…
Hi Wayne, yes, I've signed up to keep in touch with everyone and also swap a few seeds. Very excited to be getting some things in the post soon! I'm planning on being at the garden tomorrow if you're coming. Hoping for a clear morning...forecast is not looking too flash. I'll pop in anyway - I have some seeds and bulbs for Rosemary. See you soon, Catherine
Hello Wayne and Ping, Diane Turner from the Yates veggie challeneg here, just to invite you and Ping to comment on the Yates site again as it is still accessible at the moment, Debbie has put a comment on and wondered if anyone else was still out there reading the blogs, I have managed to get a message to Debbie, Moana. Rosie and Sarah the gardener. And by joining oooby both of you!
If you don't read this before Yates shuts the site down have a great 2011 and good luck with the family orchard. Perhaps there will the scope in the old orchard for some propagating and grafting, another new skill to learn.
Yeah. I know what you mean. It's just that before we did the compulsory picture thing, most people just left the default image there which means it loses a lot of appeal when members are browsing. Atleast now we have some variety. Cheers.