Chch may become edible Garden City

NZ Stuff
Last updated 11:17 29/07/2014

FOOD FOREST: Dr Matt Morris, Alan Leckie, former councillor Aaron Keown and Tony Moore discuss scout out a public garden for potential edible plantings.

Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.

It is backing Christchurch City Council’s move to allow fruit and nut trees to be planted on publicly owned land but is keen to push the idea further. Continue reading Chch may become edible Garden City

How To Build a Worm Tower

Midwest Permaculture
Posted on November 8, 2012
by Milton Dixon

Last year during our Hands-on Permaculture training we built worm towers with the class and installed one in Bill and  Becky’s front yard. Once it’s installed all you have to do is add composting worms (red wigglers) and then occasionally add some table scraps. The worms feed on the food waste and in turn, fertilize the garden bed.  No muss or fuss with kitchen scraps anymore, it is so incredibly easy to use.  The only maintenance that’s needed is to clean out worm castings once a year to make room for more compost.

Worm Tower 3 How To Build a Worm Tower

View inside the installed Worm Tower before it’s filled with worms, food, and bedding.

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Don’t Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!

Posted: 08/04/2014 1:25 pm EDT

When you’ve finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you’re ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds aside for a simple, smart reuse. Get started, by trying some of these easy-to-follow great ideas from the Hometalk community. Continue reading Don’t Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!