Foraging for the Garden: Bamboo

An old Chinese proverb: Have Garden...Will Need Stakes. Okay, I made that up, but I’m sure all gardeners will agree with the sentiment. Staking plants is a common activity. Without stakes, your tomatoes wouldn’t stand to attention for easy picking. Buying bamboo stakes doesn’t come cheap. A set of 10 1.2m bamboo stakes will set…

The Ultimate Closed Circular Waste System

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for ever so long! I think I was in such awe since visiting Raglan’s Xtreme Waste Works three years ago, I’ve not been brave enough to to attempt to unravel it yet! Today is a grey, dull day and I am inside without too many distractions, so it’s…

Fresh Veggie Juice and Crackers

It's officially Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and we can feel that early morning and evening bite of cooler weather. While I mourn the loss of the sunshiney hours of summer, I focus on welcoming the fruits of Autumn. We currently have apples and Tahitian limes bending the boughs of the trees, literally dripping in fruit.…