It was good to catch-up Helen. As "usual" you have something "unusual" going on!
I take it you will still be living in that same area? I'm going to look up those bags. Just out of interest though. Have enough trees as it is....except for avocados! Thank you for looking out for someone. Cheers, Pat
Hope your garden and orchard have produced well this summer. We have more fruit than we usually get but the Kaka's have had their share! I'm contacting you because my husband and I need some permanent help with the orchards and i must reestablish my garden as a flood went through it. I had broken a wrist and fractured back so could not do anything. Now it is a kikuyu jungle. We have a cottage that we hope to find work exchange for accommodation. There must be a lot of folk out there that might like this idea but I don't really know where to put ads up. Do you have any ideas? We practice organic and somewhat permaculture and would appreciate like minded people living here. I know you get around a lot and would appreciate any ideas you might have.
Helen, that's a wonderful offer! I would love that. I'm In Featherston but I can combine it with a grocery trip :-) I come from a line of great gardeners, but I'm afraid I'm not too green-fingered yet, and my mother's not local and Nan has passed on :-( I only have an 800m2 section which is already fairly established with some fruit trees and vines, but I'm keen to turn the back lawn over to chickens and veges. I'd love to be able to grow organically all seasons for health and economy as I have a young family.
Hi Helen, I too am in Carterton and looking at your picture I do believe I have seen you round. :-) Look forward to "talking" with you as I am just getting everything sorted here at our new place (new as in , this is our first summer here). Go well :-) Nancy
I mostly enjoy being nosy, hearing about other people's gardens and seeing the photos etc, and of course sharing my own experiences, I imagine if i lived in a larger centre the concept of ooooby markets and gatherings would be more of a go. i do like plant and seed swapping but usually mail is necessary. I imagine if you blogged on here people could read about your endeavours which would spark some interest, is there a transition towns group here?
Hi Helen, Karlene here, glad you have found oooby, I love it here, there is a seed and plant exchange group, I have a list of seed on there for swapping. I am still growing seeds I got from you over the years, and save them to pass on to the southern seed exchange and southland seed savers which I belong to. Seasons greetings and happy gardening to you.