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Companion Planting

Companion planting is planting different vegetables closely together for pest control, full use of the soil’s nutrients, and enhanced growth. These plants tend to need similar soil acidity to thrive. The above infographic tells you which companion plants suit vegetables that you’ll be planting in January and February. The plant and companion work in tandem…

24 January 2022 0 comments

Kids Scavenger Hunt and Activity Sheet

If you’re looking for a way to occupy your little ones over the last weeks of summer holidays, bring them down to Otakaro Orchard, on Cambridge Terrace in Christchurch City, and take part in our summer scavenger hunt! Find the plants on the first sheet, and then learn about their purposes in our garden on…

17 January 2022 0 comments

420 Fruit trees to 97 Schools and Community spaces

Feeding the future with fruit trees for schools, community groups and public spaces in Canterbury. It’s no accident that New Zealand has been internationally recognised as the best place to survive a global societal collapse. Along with our geographical benefits, we’re a society of growers and planters. We are keeping that alive and well, having…

08 August 2021 0 comments

Canterbury Food Blog

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle for the first time at the Food Resilience Network and Action Bicycle Club collaborative event back in October last year. We cycled to multiple food resilience spots across the city and heard volunteers tell the story of each place…it was a super cool event. That day had I…

18 June 2019 0 comments

Richmond Community Garden

Richmond Community Garden is such an inspiring project in our city. There is a dedicated team of volunteers to provide leadership and direction..and the multi-facted approach they are taking is really aspirational for other community led projects. Here are just some of the aspects of the project…drawn from the Richmond Community Garden Annual Report 🙂…

18 June 2019 2 comments

Eat Local July

What is ‘Eat Local July’? The journey so far… By Simone Bensdorp   ‘Eat Local July’ is a challenge I have set myself to eat only locally grown/produced food for the month of July. Wherever you are in the world you’re welcome to join in, whether it’s for a meal, a day, a week or…

18 June 2019 0 comments

Food Talks – Happen Films

At our Food Talks gathering on April 18th we were lucky enough to be hosted by Antoinette and Jordan @ Happen Films. Antoinette and Jordan create amazing digital content telling the stories of inspirational people around New Zealand and Australia that are striving to make a difference in our world. Happen Films create “Documentary films…

22 April 2019 0 comments

Food Talks – Manaaki Whenua

On March 18th Food Talks hosted Severine Von Tscharner Fleming and Wendy McWilliam to share their experience, knowledge and thoughts about how we can hold a relationship with our whenua that invites wellbeing at an ecosystem level, and what change that might invite into our lives. Wendy McWilliam is a landscape ecologist, landscape architect and…

22 April 2019 0 comments

Food Talks – Manaaki Whenua

On March 18th Food Talks hosted Severine Von Tscharner Fleming and Wendy McWilliam to share their experience, knowledge and thoughts about how we can hold a relationship with our whenua that invites wellbeing at an ecosystem level, and what change that might invite into our lives.   This podcast is the conversation we had with…

20 April 2019 0 comments

School Gardening Hui – March 2019

School Gardening Hui’s are so much fun 🙂 There is no better place to come together than at New Brighton Community Garden!! On Tuesday 26th March we invited preschool, primary and secondary school educators and people from within the food resilience space to come together to share time, kai and knowledge. We had held a…

30 March 2019 0 comments

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