A Dirt Doctor conversion at Te Waipuna Puawai community garden in Ellerslie, Auckland

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Albums: Spring 2010

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Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on October 3, 2010 at 10:40pm
Great stuff Tim! Have you got a "turver" or are you using fork and spade? And how did your Dirt Doctor seminars go this weekend? Heard the Wanaka Urban Eden workshops were a real hit!
Comment by Tim Ryan on October 3, 2010 at 9:34pm
just completed six new mounds at my place, six to go. finally all the compost I have been building over the past three years is being used to create in ground gardens. goodbye raised beds, hello workable earth. my place has 5-10cm of top soil at the most, directly on glacial moraine. great for minerals, not so good for soil humus. now looking forward to the next plantings, yeehaa.
Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on October 3, 2010 at 8:10pm
yes Harry, it's pretty drab here in NZ :) Actually, taking photos of gardens can be surprisingly difficult. This was taken with a colour accent to make the mounds clearer. and yes Hester, it's mind boggling to think that some people actually buy soil! Somewhere along the line we have been tricked into thinking that we need to buy in a whole lot of stuff to create a garden, raised beds, top soil, compost, mulch, when it's all right there under our noses.
Comment by Hester on October 1, 2010 at 2:18pm
Love seeing gardens in the GROUND. Just proves we can actually use the soil we have.
Comment by Harry Larsen on October 1, 2010 at 1:11pm
You need to get a little more sun. You look awfully "pale" in this photo and your shirt, jeans and dirt are VERY gray.
Comment by Fi and Steve on September 21, 2010 at 4:17pm
Looks just wonderful!!!
Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on September 21, 2010 at 1:45pm
Well there you go! It's a LOVELY garden, and now a good place to see Dirt Doctor bio intensive techniques in action
Comment by Angie Gibbons on September 21, 2010 at 11:50am
Wow I didnt even know this garden existed and I live down the road!

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