No till vege gardens

Posted on December 19, 2017

In August 2017, Phil & I taught a food gardens module of our permaculture design course. As a practical exercise, participants planted up two beds at the Ashhurst Community Library Garden. This post provides a bit of follow-up on those gardens, largely for the benefit of participating students who may not have all returned to Ashhurst to see how well their gardens fared.


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Appropriate scything

Posted on September 14, 2017

Wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh


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Garden redesign

Posted on February 10, 2017

Eleven years after moving into our Ashhurst home, we finally decided to redesign the beautiful gardens to the north of our home.


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Make your own tortilla press

Posted on January 24, 2017

When our family moved from my husband's hometown in Tucson, USA, to our current home in Ashhurst, New Zealand, Phil just about went into root shock. No matter how hard we searched, there was no way we could buy preservative-free tortillas.


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Why 'Slow Farm'?

Posted on August 12, 2016

Slow Farm takes its name from a way of life, a food movement, a permaculture principle, and a chicken.


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