Archives for April 2014

Leaves 25 April 2014

  Leaves links out to the very best plant-related content I’ve found on the world wild web this week. Seed sovereignty The seeds of 29 new varieties of crops have been released under a new ‘open source pledge’ that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely. Making your food […]

Wicked Bugs: Insectophobes need not apply

As I lie swatting the autumnal flies that I do detest, I am again insanely grateful that all branches of my family tree converged as they did in order for me to be a New Zealander. This is a recurring moment of gratitude, but never more so than having finished reading Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs. In this […]

Leaves April 20

  Leaves links out to the very best plant-related content I’ve found on the internet this week. Surprise, surprise: Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food “A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention.” What do you do when you’re […]

Growing Kapiti: New Website

Kapiti gardeners have a new community website and a Seedbank, thanks to sponsorship from LovePlantLife Seeds. Grow Kapiti is a community-spirited call to spades, helping individuals and groups across the district to  connect with others to help Kapiti gardens and gardeners thrive. The site contains details of upcoming events, a news and a local community directory. […]