June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Attract wildlife to your school, kindergarten or backyard?

For wildlife professionals, schools, conservation projects, farmers, builders and developers, you may like to consider introducing  products which can be used to help mitigate the effects of disturbance or loss of existing habitat. …


Added by Ian Morton on June 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Water Kefir and Kombucha

Hi, is there anyone in the Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula or Christchurch area who has experience with Water Kefir or Kombucha?  If so, would you be willing to give me some advice on how to get started etc.  Thanks!

Added by Teiny Winehausen on June 24, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Kumara Crazy!

Hey Mariana..just home and received your message and AWESOME!  Let's do this kumara growing trial, I'm really excited about this and looking forward to it..I have put a public post out and had a great response via email but mainly from others not Canterbury based who have shared ideas, success and failure stories and that's just after day 1 of my posting!..a small group would be ideal I think, I like the idea of getting together as regularly as everyone's timeframes/lives allow, meeting…


Added by Teiny Winehausen on June 7, 2013 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

Aquaponics and Kumara growing in Canterbury

Morena all!!

I have a few requests to put out there..firstly, I am very interested in learning more about aquaponics especially the set up of a basic system, what materials/equipment are required, where those can be sourced from etc..I am Canterbury based residing in the beautiful Banks Peninsula and a friend and I are wanting to trial an aquaponics growing system beginning this upcoming spring to suss out the potential of what looks to be a fantastic growing system!



Added by Teiny Winehausen on June 7, 2013 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

The next amazing chapter! Velo Flora

In September I shall leave the oh so comfortable, unchallenging, stressful office job I have had for the last four years, and throw myself into the glorious, terrifying deep end of self employment.

I am starting a garden consultancy, design and maintenance business. Oh yep, another one of those.

BUT, I am going to attempt to do it all using a cargo bike instead of a ute!

The cargo bike, or Bakfeit, is named Flora. The name of my business is Velo Flora.

My vision… Continue

Added by Serra Kilduff on June 6, 2013 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Monsanto and gang, coming soon to your backyard!

When the handful of corporations set on owning, controlling and über-profiting from our common seed heritage — Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, BASF and Bayer — began experimenting with their proprietary chemicals and genetically engineered crops in Hawaii in the 1990s, barely a peep was made. Two decades later, we can’t even convince our Hawaii state government to pass a law mandating that these companies release basic information about the pesticides they spray next to primary schools.…


Added by Andrea Brower on June 5, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments

UK trip

Off to the UK shortly, to visit family and see heritage orchards, organic farms and farmers' markets.  Looking forward to learning heaps :-)

Added by Janine Williams on June 5, 2013 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

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