NZ’s rare heritage vegetables under threat.

NADENE HALL Hold the seeds of Hokianga red corn in your hand and they gleam like burnished gems. They are considered to be treasure of the most precious kind by the Koanga Institute, a non-profit charitable trust that has been saving rare and unusual heritage vegetable and flower seeds, bulbs and fruit trees for almost … Continue reading NZ’s rare heritage vegetables under threat.

The Story of Seed, Part 1: An Introduction to Seed Saving

By Chris Smith Janisse Ray, seed activist and author of The Seed Underground, writes: “When seed varieties vanish from the marketplace, they evaporate not only from collective memory but also from the evolutionary story of the earth. Seeds are more like Bengal tigers than vinyl records, which can simply be remanufactured. Once gone, seeds cannot … Continue reading The Story of Seed, Part 1: An Introduction to Seed Saving

2 August 2014

Gardening Aquaponic systems continue to grow in popularity. A US example here. Click here Feeding the good fungi in the soil. Click here Strategies for seed saving. Click here And another piece on seed saving. Click here Organic gardening: benefits far outweigh the costs. Click here Composting tips! Click here Farming Planting a field of … Continue reading 2 August 2014