Hello. We live in a small rural Canterbury town in New Zealand. In 2015, we moved from an old subdivided city property to a new section with less than 470 square meters of land to transform. We feel blessed to have it and are excited about the opportunities growing.
Plants & Produce
My ideal glasshouse is a near-free upcycled style utilising old wooden windows and building walls...
I started an indoor garden as a hobby during the New Zealand lockdown, and continued to develop...
The garden continues to produce a variety of crops, we’ve discovered a few hidden gems and a positive lack of negative bugs, however we wonder where they are.
Finding & Foraging
Living in Leeston has many perks being away from the city, one of these perks is being close to...
A few months ago I downloaded a mobile app called ‘Life Cycle’ and allowed it to track and monitor...
A few images from our 2020-2021 escape.
With the change of seasons our little Netherland Dwarf rabbit is molting. His mood has changed and...
Preparing & Preserving
This simple recipe is a great addition to any lunchtime meals. Uses our standard 111 emergency recipe. That is 1 egg, 1 cup of liquid, 1 cup of flour, adapted for corn fritters.
We’ve recently cut our first trial sample of Rambo and China Rose radish microgreens. These grow within 7 to 10 days and we cut ours on the 9th day, and from a 150cm squared growing area, we gained 33grams of China Rose radish and 37 grams of Rambo radish.
Weʼve adapted a few recipes and practised making our very own delicious Homemade Croissants. The recipe here makes 15 to 20 croissants depending on the size.
Our edible garden
We’ve been here for a few years now, and the yard is really taking a shape – the fruit trees are filling out, roses and other trees and thriving.
Our mission is to work out how we can turn good intentions into great productivity!
Our garden design
We are using permaculture principles to make garden spaces where we can enjoy flowers, safely invite native birds to feed and to attract pollinators into our garden to help build a positive ecosystem.
- Care of the Earth
- Care of people
- Return of surplus