Edible Backyard Summer Gathering Photos

The most magic of gardening events…. the Edible Backyard Summer Gathering. I have waxed lyrically about the Gathering before and the 2014 event has just been sensational. There is so much to learn, so many wonderful people to talk with, and the most incredible garden to see. Thank you to everyone who shared some time […]

The LPL Home Garden Report

It’s been awhile since I’ve reported in on the current state of affairs in the LovePlantLife home testing garden. Despite the best efforts of two littlies take up all my attention, the garden is doing surprisingly well. But it has been a bungled, mish-mash of growing what I can get into the ground rather than […]

Subversive Plots and Growing Revolutions

We need to make food about connection and community, not big business. Find out how you can enlist, resist and assist to take back the power at this special presentation as part of the Kapiti Coast District Council ‘Getting On To It’ series of talks. Subversive plots and growing revolutions Anna Butterfield Tuesday 3 December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm […]

Bessara – A Diamond of a Broad Bean Dip

Yes, it may seem that I am a little broad bean obsessed lately. But I do have a broad bean plantation growing in my backyard. I thought it was high-time I address the question – just what do you do with all those broad beans? Well let me introduce you to my Egyptian friend Bessara. […]