Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NZ Gardener: Get Growing In 2008, New Zealand!


Get Growing New Zealand!

Having survived her year of self-sufficiency in inner-city Auckland, New Zealand Gardener magazine editor Lynda Hallinan has issued a challenge to Kiwis to get growing in 2008 - and she's offering free advice to show you how to get started.


New Zealand Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan has lived out of her Auckland garden for 12 months - and now she's setting out to help others do the same. Photo credit: Sally Tagg

Twelve months ago, Hallinan made a public New Year's resolution to only eat homegrown fruit and veges, to cut her food miles to metres, and to spend no more than $10 a week on basics at the supermarket.

"I've sown, grown and gloated my way through the seasons," says Hallinan. "And I've baked, boiled, brewed and bottled as if my life depended on it."

"I've done it - and now I want to help other New Zealanders learn how to give the 'good life' a go too," she says.
Hallinan's self-sufficiency project featured on TV One's Sunday programme and is the subject of a new special collector's edition of New Zealand Gardener called Homegrown, on sale now.

Her self-sufficiency efforts were so successful she was able to trade her surplus produce at the Auckland City Farmers' Market at Britomart for the necessities she couldn't grow in her own backyard - such as steak and sausages.
"I'm going to do it all again in 2008, only this time I'm setting out to convert as many non-gardeners as I can along the way," she says.

Starting on New Year's Day, New Zealand Gardener is launching a free weekly vegetable gardening email newsletter packed with advice for homegrown harvests.

The interactive Get Growing email will be sent out each Friday during 2008 and will focus on practical tips and tasks for the weekend, along with special offers, recipes and the opportunity to ask New Zealand Gardener's experts for advice.

Kiwis keen to take up the challenge can sign on for the free email newsletter at www.nzgardener.co.nz

Hallinan says her year has been a lot of fun, and she's looking forward to expanding her range of produce in 2008. "Time flies when you're having fun - and it flies even faster when you're growing all your own food."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news