Tag: diversity

What the garden has taught me

Gardens are incredibly satisfying places to hang out. They also instill an incredible amount of wonder and a feeling of awe as well as providing something juicy for your next meal. If you make enough time to go slowly in the morning, you’ll see…

Being an explorer

So we’re in the shadow of holiday time. For us this winter it’s a road trip up the east coast mixing it up with family, camping, national parks, town visits and naturally for half the family – surfing. (The other half love reading and…

Preservation time

We’re a few days away from the shortest day of the year – Winter Solstice and I’m trying really hard to slow down, preserving this time and preserving the orbs of sunshine* (aka – lemons and limes) currently in abundance. It really should be…

Wanting what you’ve got

There always seems to be a push for bigger, brighter, shinier, faster – but only if you tune in to the white noise. Carving your own path or wandering into the rough can be a little daunting sometimes, but only of you let it….

Why we do what we do….

Thanks you so much beautiful Kelly for your patience ! ….I’ve been struggling to write a decent business plan of late, so whilst watering this morning, I came up with a brain dump of why all this important to me…. WHY WE DO WHAT…

The Way of The Watermelon

  AAhhh the taste of summer. The vine seems to grow for months and then finally you notice the tiniest glimmer of a fruit. Check back in a week or two and it seems as if someone has got the bike pump out and…

Looking forward

You also need to look back, see where you’ve come from to make sense of the forward journey. So on my way back from the market garden,heading south  this is what I check out….. Feels a little like structured chaos. As of a few…

The next step

Building is one of those biggies. We may want to extend family space, create additional space, make our backyard more multi functional or all of the above. But what a lot of us non builders don’t realise is, when you say ‘let’s build an…

Oh hello, New Year !

We’ve slid into the summery bliss of 2018 with heat, humidity, cucumbers and zucchinis. We harvested just before Christmas, our two colonies have been busy indeed. For this they have our gratitude. There’s been time for reflections and daydreams, making time to water before…

Makes me smile

It’s all the little things. These are in no particular order….. When someone doing great work is happy to share their experiences with you (thanks to super mentor market gardeners Cal at Green Connect & Lizzie of Piccolo Farm ), when you go into a volunteer…