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Living the Good Life

March is New Zealand’s Sustainable Backyards month. I am doing a heap of workshops and we also hosted an open day backyard garden tour. So it was no surprise when the Weekend Sun local paper emailed to say they wanted to do a story on us. Sure. Why not? But what turned out to be…

GreeNZ 10 Best Pieces of Advice 

When our two teenagers were still living at home, we took them for a meal at an Indian restaurant for a treat one night.  After placing our order and waiting for the food to arrive, I asked our family to come up with the ten best pieces of advice for anyone prepared to listen.  I…

Summer’s End Tomatoes

Summer's at an end and Autumn has begun.  The tomato plants were looking rather tired and spent from the masses of tomatoes they've produced all summer long.  We have pulled them up, harvesting the ripe and unripe tomatoes along the way, to make room for winter greens.  The dilemma of what to do with all…

Eco-Wipes

When you are in your car and you eat something that makes your hands sticky... Oh, what to do?  The nearest public restroom may be miles away.  Our grandparents would have brought along a wet face cloth.  They thought practically and acted sustainably.  There weren't Wet Wipes then.  So what to do?  Simply really!  Instead…