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What’s On My Mind?

  • Compost:

Went to a composting course.  An interactive course, free of charge, supported by the Auckland Council and taught by a local lady who has vast experience in organic gardening and is well known for the local organic veggies she offers via Okiwi Passion on Great Barrier Island. She discussed ZingBokashi, worm farming and more traditional hot and cold composting techniques.

Informative, well presented seminar and to top it off, participants could chose a free composting system provided by Auckland Council (I chose a worm farm kit). There is another one of these courses scheduled for the 01. March.

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Groupies and Friends

I had some help on BENIsLAND from my good friends, the Fantastics, and from a pair of surprise visitors, whom I believe to actually be BENIsLAND groupies (they heavily denied it, but well, denial is always easy) during the last two weeks. On top of the good company, they helped with various projects around the place. It was comforting to see others do some of the daily jobs like preparing and stacking fire wood, tidying up the gardens, the drive way and pruning the plum trees. I shouldn’t say it, but I could get used to it… hehe

Anne enjoyed chopping firewood; she was quite capable with the long axe and tomahawk. Nadine wasn't fond of the axe but pulled more than just her weight.
Anne enjoyed chopping firewood; she was quite capable with the long axe and tomahawk. Nadine wasn’t too fond but also pulled more than just her weight.

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