Gardening & yard labour, Gardening advice, Garden watering, Garden sitting, Poultry sitting, to be a gardening buddy, Lead a workshop, Permaculture design, Food from my garden, Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate, WWOOFer, Horticulturalist, 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, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Current garden a suburban backyard on fairly fine soil in Havelock North. A culmination of elderly mothers fifteen years horticulture on the site of a rear-section townhouse of same age. Topsoil had pretty much been scraped clear of former half--acre section (sadly, the fate of most of the so called 'Village's" former standard family backyard, ours included!) Mama's 'downsized' section left me cold, as it appeared to my wild-outdoors eyes bereft not only of soil, but heart and soul. However, over the years, lawns and border-gardens were established. During the past three to five years, I have had a hand in working the property. Hence what was primarily a 'horticultural collection' has given way to a more consciously designed Food Forest/Pleasure Garden. Raised garden beds, much made of vertical surfaces, enriched soil, worm farm, bokashi and composting systems integrated. An old ladies food basket, with plenty to spare. Ongoing project (mama now 91, myself semi-resident/still travelling/consulting/teaching/learning all about growning/expanding fifty fivde years worth of Garden Lore
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