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Seeds and a Spade April 2015


ChickweedChickewed is good for garden mulch and the growing tips are nice in winter salads.


Bokashi turns waste into wealth

In the April Programme Neville Burt  from Zing Bokashi explains how in a matter of weeks you can turrn your kitchen waste into food for your plants. When you add bokashi to your soil your plants will grow luxuriantly. . For rmore information look on   http://www.zingbokashi.co.nz/

Also  there is a special on bokashi buckets trhough the website. Until the end of April you can get 2 x 15 litre kits for $90.00. The  discount code  is  gogreen15

Waimakriri listeners can purchase bokashi buckets from their Service Centres. They can get a 15 litre kit for $41.00 or a 10 litre kit for $30.80 

 Project Lyttelton

Margaret jeffires talked about the Project Lyttelton . Check out www.lyttelton.net.nz/ for more information.


What's on for Organic Gardening in Canterbury?

There are two great workshops at Lincoln Envirotown

Backyard  Biodiversity . Find out how to attract birds lizards and  insects to your garden. Lincoln Envirotwon Gardens 10 .30 - 11 .30 Saturday 18 April

Apple Tree Pruning

Saturday 23rd May 2015 from 10.30 to 11.30am Come and talk to Keith Dickson a fruit tree expert.

For more information please contact Ruth Wood, Lincoln Community Gardens Coordinator Phone: 325 2193 or ruth.wood@xtra.co.nz

Hui on School gardening.

The Food Resilience Network is organising a  Hui on identifying next steps for gardening in schools to coincide with World Food Revolution Day on Friday 15 May. I will be there too.

World Food revolution Day is inspired by Jamie Olivier . The aim is to put Compulsory practical food education back on the school curriculum. Check out www.foodrevolutionday.com/

Grow Your Own Free Lunch.

I teach gardening , harvesting and cooking at Delta Community Gardens.  The course is on Tuesdays 9.30 – 12.30. Tuesday 21 , 28  April. And 5 May. Email mary@aplaceof learning .co.nz


 Thi is an autumn cleansing workshop  is held by holistic nutritionist  Linda Ross www.earthnourishment.co.nz

Miners Lettuce



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