Sometimes we lack the words: The Lexicon of Sustainability

Words are the building blocks for new ideas. They have the power to activate change and transform societies. Good golly galooshes, some people are clever. Let me introduce to Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have been travelling around the USA meeting some of my personal heroes and a fair few other fine-minded individuals. The result is a […]

Spring is here and so is the new Seed Catalogue!

It’s been a marathon effort to to bring you what I believe to be one of the finest selections of seed for NZ edible gardens. The growing, harvesting, cleaning, drying, packing, writing up, researching, packaging… and then we put it all into a nice big colourful catalogue hoping you’ll be as excited about it as […]

A Foragers Treasury by Johanna Knox

I have had the great pleasure of reviewing Johanna Knox’s book A Foragers Treasury for the Booksellers NZ blog. I love the book, adore her and am eagerly anticipating un-palak paneer (one of the brilliant recipes) for dinner. The book is gorgeous. Read the review and go into the draw to win a copy.   […]

Vintage New Zealand Department of Conservation Posters

Those fabulous folks over at Retronaut have another kiwi gem hidden in their archives. The other day I pointed out their fine examples of NZ flora on vintage New Zealand tourism posters, and now I’ve found the delightful collection of Department of Conservation posters. Most I remember from classroom walls when I was just a little […]