Welcome

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

In the microgeens garden

In the microgeens garden

I started an indoor garden as a hobby during the New Zealand lockdown, and continued to develop...

Jan 2021: Happening in the garden

Jan 2021: Happening in the garden

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.

Water catchment

Water catchment

Having arranged the water storage for garden use, I noticed that there were other down pipes that...

Finding & Foraging

How much gardening time?

How much gardening time?

A few months ago I downloaded a mobile app called ‘Life Cycle’ and allowed it to track and monitor...

Nibbles is molting

Nibbles is molting

With the change of seasons our little Netherland Dwarf rabbit is molting. His mood has changed and...

Eat

Preparing & Preserving

Microgreens & Corn Fritters

Microgreens & Corn Fritters

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.

Cutting & weighing microgreens

Cutting & weighing microgreens

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.

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. 

View our edible garden overview here

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