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Here’s update seven from our facilitator Jennifer, who is creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 7 – Adding Compost I used about half a wheelbarrow of home made compost that had been maturing for more than a year. I sprinkled it on the top of the hugelkultur bed and let it fall down

Here’s the fifth stage of our facilitator Jennifer’s progress as she creates a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 5 – Adding the Turf I thought adding the turf would be easy and it was, but it was a little more fiddly than I expected! When I removed the turf I cut it roughly into

Here’s the fourth update from our Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer, who is sharing how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 4 – Layering the logs Logs don’t come in a standard shape or size so this was trickier than I thought it would be. It felt like completing a jigsaw puzzle with

Here’s the second update from our Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer, who is sharing how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 2 – Collecting logs I collected all the big old logs from around our property to check we have enough to fill the hugelkultur bed.  The pile is pretty big now! The

‘It’s exciting to think I’ve grown this and I’m now using it’ – Margie, Orewa. After taking part in a ‘leftovers cook-off challenge’ from our friends at Love Food Hate Waste NZ, Margie was inspired to start growing her own food at home. Using things I once thought of as waste When we contacted Margie

This is the first in a series of blogs from Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer Kerr, who’s going to take us through how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Jennifer Kerr, and I’m passionate about caring for Papatūānuku! That’s why I work as a compost facilitator for

Tell us a bit about yourselves We’re a couple who’ve lived in Auckland for a few years. Amandine is an architect and Benoit is a software developer. Along with her friend Tracey, Amandine is the co-founder of Lagom, an editorial website which shares plant-based recipes, inspiring articles and interviews to empower people, giving them guidance

We’re sharing stories from neighbours in Auckland who are connecting over ShareWaste NZ to divert food waste from landfill. This is Isabel (left) and Andrea (right) at Daldy Street Community Garden, Auckland CBD. ISABEL Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Isabel. I was born in Spain but have been living in Germany

We’re sharing stories from neighbours in Auckland who are connecting over ShareWaste NZ to divert food waste from landfill. This is Jenny (left) and Katrina (right) from Titirangi. JENNY Tell us a bit about yourself. Jenny from Titirangi. I’m a food safety consultant with an interest in health and wellbeing. Why did you start sharing

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m currently a full-time student studying Sustainable Enterprise and International Business. I also work full-time at Counties Manukau District Health Board underneath the sustainability department at Middlemore Hospital handling hospital waste! I’m passionate about the environment and want to make a positive change for our present and future. Which