Category Archives: time management

Healthy work lunches?

How hard is it to regularly have a fresh, healthy, yummy, affordable, yet quick lunch at work? (Yes, I’m including housework and child-rearing here!)  I for one am heavily reliant upon home-made dinner leftovers but they score a bit low … Continue reading

Posted in food storage, special offers, time management, vegetables

Autumn garden blitz time

Thank goodness, some real rain at last- the soil is softening, the plants are coming to life (and the weeds too), and although cooler temperatures mean growth is not as rapid as the great bloom of spring, at least there … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, fruit, maintenance, permaculture design, planning, planting, raised garden beds, time management, vegetables

Fundraising the healthy, green, fun way

If you’ve ever sat on a fundraising committee or been coerced into selling products for your kids’ school etc., you have probably experienced some of the following questionable joys… having to buy the last 2 dozen unsold chocolate bars because … Continue reading

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The case for a cup of tea

(or “The 5-Minute Rule”) Call me lazy, but I reckon the majority of garden and household tasks can benefit from being left for 5 minutes while you relax with a cup of tea. This is a variation, of course, on … Continue reading

Posted in permaculture principles, resilient gardening, time management

I never promised you a rose garden…

Maybe it was a vegie plot instead. Some overdue pruning or weeding? Maybe some drip irrigation? Or a plan to deal with that tricky corner of the garden… Whatever it was, last-minute Valentine’s Day gift vouchers are available now – … Continue reading

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Keep it manageable

One of the 12 design principles described by David Holmgren is use small and slow solutions. It’s a concept we could easily forget in a fast-paced world, where energy-dense fuel and ready streams of credit promise us that we can … Continue reading

Posted in fertiliser, permaculture design, pests, raised garden beds, resilient gardening, time management

Special Christmas gift voucher offer

Christmas is nearly upon us! Stuck for a gift for friends or family? How about a garden gift voucher, for an initial consultation or maintenance session, or even dedicated to a special project?  All gift vouchers sold in December include … Continue reading

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