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Dividing and Conquering

  A couple of weekends ago the Greenowners gathered for another catch up and a bit of a gardening workshop with  Hannah Zwartz. Greenown+ seems to be bursting at the seams with members at the moment…which is great!  So we have decided to divide our tasks up amongst ourselves, Andy is our Rat Trap Wrangler,…… Continue reading Dividing and Conquering

Waikanae Be Green

Why-can[‘t]-I-be Green ?

The Waikanae Be Green group have taken to the Greener Neighbourhood challenge with full force. Members of their groups were keen attendees of No8 Wire Workshop, especially Chad and Zap who possibly held the record for the most workshops attended. The group meets up about once a fortnight and have plans underway for community gardening and a civil defence meeting. Their last meet…… Continue reading Why-can[‘t]-I-be Green ?

Pounamu o Ōtaki

Bean harvesting and building a hugeling

Poumanu o Ōtaki were busy at work on the day the judges toured the Greener Neighbourhood groups: While Toni Thatcher and Maraea Maraea did the hugeling, Rotaana Smith-Hill, Mereana Winterburn, Denise and the tamariki spilt the beans in prep for spring planting. I oti i a mātou he ‘hugel’ i te rā nei. The pit is about 20 inches deep. We…… Continue reading Bean harvesting and building a hugeling