Worm pee improves tomato seedling growth

Science proves what we have been using for years.  “Results showed that vermicompost-leachate can be a suitable soil amendment product to improve overall soil fertility and growth of tomato plants, even under temperature and water stress conditions.” That’s because it contains proteins, vitamins, and micro- and macro-elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. […]

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 […]

NZ Food Forest Design Hui

Ten of the best permaculture designers from around the country, are converging on Auckland from September 26th-28th to offer New Zealand’s first three day Food Forest Hui and Training. If you hold a permaculture design certificate (or have extensive experience in this area) and are interested in learning more about how to design and implement food […]

The Autumn Cleanse and Rebuild

There comes a time when you really have to sit down, analyse your priorities, face realities and make hard decisions. The reality is that size 8 is a looooong way behind me, I have too many old clothes and not enough storage to cope. They have to go. And the same kind of logic must […]