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The organic home garden: Autumn

In the first of Organic Edible Garden’s blog series, they have expert advice on Autumn planting in this season of abundance.

By organic
March 10th, 2017
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Organic gardening in urban spaces

It’s easy to associate sprawling country spaces with organic gardening, but you can grow your own healthy produce in a small city place, too.

By amanda
December 14th, 2016
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Planting an organic Spring garden

Organic gardening, even if you only have a tiny patch of land, enables you to have a natural relationship with the cycle of nature and the production of food.

By renee
August 30th, 2016
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How to set up a school garden

Paul Dickson from Auckland charity OKE explains why it’s so important to have a team of good people before you start a school garden.

By yulia
August 26th, 2016
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Creative upcycling: from trash to treasure

Upcycling is a great way to get creative about making old things new, and reduce waste at the same time.

By amanda
November 3rd, 2014
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Six things you can do to help save our bees

Varroa Mite, the use of pesticides and a lack of nutritious food sources are each contributing to the plight of our bees, but there are ways you can help.

By Malcolm Rands
August 2nd, 2013
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Beehive
Bee-friendly sprays for your garden

What you need to know about neonicotinoids and some bee-friendly practices for your garden.

By Melanie Rands
August 1st, 2013
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Eggplants in a blus plastic tub of water, getting a good so
Malcolm Rands on using water wisely in the garden

Malcolm Rands has some great organic gardening tips for a hot summer.

By Melanie Rands
April 5th, 2013
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Organic gardening tips for Labour Weekend

Labour day is a public holiday in New Zealand, celebrating the eight hour working day. It falls on the last weekend in October when we’re enjoying longer daylight hours and warmer weather, which makes it a great weekend to get stuck in to the garden.

By Melanie Rands
October 19th, 2012
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Fairground Founder, Malcolm Rands
Fairground: the not-for-profit arm of ecostore

Fairground Foundation and ecostore were created in 1993 with the aim of making a difference to the health and eco wellbeing of communities.

By Melanie Rands
September 15th, 2011
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