Another garden visit: Paekakariki School Garden

Another beautiful permaculture garden I visited recently, is the Paekakariki School garden. Lots of schools have gardens these days, but they are usually hotch-potch patches of vegetables gone to seed and a few calendula…not the Paekakariki School garden. It’s clearly lovingly and frequently tended, with huge compost and mulch piles, a working greenhouse and an … Continue reading Another garden visit: Paekakariki School Garden

summer colours

We’re having days (weeks!) of consistent warm weather this summer – a change from the last couple of summers. I’m really feeling the summer vibes this year! Raspberries and strawberries picked at a place we house-sat: I bought a sheet of googly-eyes made from icing, certain they would make for some hilarious baking. I was right. … Continue reading summer colours

unfurling

To unfurl is to trust that the light and rain will both come as needed to aid your full blooming. To leap is to trust there will be a safe landing…or at least one that doesn’t kill you. To reach is trust that there will be something to grasp – a branch, …a tool, …a … Continue reading unfurling

How I do juicing…

(Before I get into this post where I write about my thoughts on juicing, I want to say that I’ve come to believe diet and health are completely individual and idiosyncratic and that while advice from the internet is great, the best thing we can all do for our health is get better at tuning … Continue reading How I do juicing…

Setting the year ablaze

For the last few years, I’ve chosen a word for the year – something to mull over, to set intention, to facilitate ongoing inner growth… For a few years there, the word was ‘No’, as in learning to say no, to be assertive, to DISCERN what was and wasn’t important to me… Last year’s word … Continue reading Setting the year ablaze