Archives for April 2012

Community seed saving in Rotorua

Goodness gracious, how busy little one-year-olds can be. Far too busy to allow her mother to attend the Australian Permaculture Convergence. Which is such a shame as I would have loved to have met Bill Mollison and the Fanton’s and all the other wonderful people doing amazing things throughout NZ and Australia. I must instead […]

Wellington on a very good day

Seedy Sunday Kapiti: April 29, 3pm

Wonderful things are happening on the Kapiti Coast! And here’s the proof: 5 speakers will talk to you about their amazing local community projects. Come and hear the exciting things going on in your community! Bring your carefully labelled seeds, plants or produce along and swap them. Entry by donation. See you Sunday! 3pm Community […]

Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl: Gene-hacked life forms in a calorie conscious world

Battles are raging for reading time in the Butterfield household as we fight over the same copy of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. A present for my husband, I quickly got sucked into to the dark and twisted world of the Contraction, the post-oil world, ravaged by environmental destruction, wars and disease. Light bed […]