Smarten up your act and use the edge

Today I’m giving a shout out to the forgotten edge. Most often assigned to a life of weed-eating and fussing about, edges bring a golden opportunity and done well can save you a heap of work. Put the edges of your gardens/ fences/ structures to good use and plant them up – fill them with […]

Spring Consults, Fruitful Tips + Fungus Alert!

Consults are back! I’ve had my break and recovered my mojo. I’m here for you Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti and when it suits Wellington. Though I love you Wellington – you were my beginning after all, you don’t need me. Good, local permaculturists abound – check out Linea from Edible Oasis. As for Hawke’s Bay, it was […]

Good Things Take Time

The evolution of soil from clay to well drained, gorgeous growing stuff is a delight. From despair to joy! Check in with your soil before you start planting this August, because this time of year is a good tell of how your soil health is. If it’s not ready, don’t rush into it.  Plant in […]

Winter’s Slow Vibe

I love winter. Crunchy frosts that kill pests and sweeten parsnips. The delight of peeling off wet weather clothes and coming in to the fire. The small triumph of having done what needs be done no matter what the weather. Continuity of harvest is my inspiration here. Keeping that best food coming in is what […]