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    TedE
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    Dr, worm farms thrive on green garden waste and kitchen scraps, no need to give them sandwiches while the ranchers are away.

    TedE - Papakura -

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    TedE, True.In 1982  I tried to make representations to The Christchurch City Council to put in place worm composting trials as part of a recycling policy.I travelled to Motueka and acquired 1000 Red Wriggler Worms bred by a John Stemmer in The Brooklyn Valley. It was a battle in Christchurch in 1980s trying to convince engineers of the worth of composting Or indeed RECYCLING  let alone with WORMS.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    About 70 years ago I met the gardener on a big  sheep  station. I was intrigued by the way he dug a trench and filled it with vegetable waste and weeds. He had a great garden.

    This example stood me in good stead. I still bury our vegetable scraps and other garden waste. It is rewarding the re-dig the ground some time later and see the dark soil where the scraps were buried. It also greatly reduces the amount of rubbish we put out for council collection.

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    I had an early start this morning 730am as we put together another raised garden in the Later Bloomers Garden Clubs Community Garden. A younger man dug out the stony ground to place the  garden in holes and we have just finished its construction. We have a waiting list of enthusiastic gardeners.We,ll be encouraging the worms too This afternoon  we are filling it with soil and biomix mixture We have 11  residents keen to grow veges herbs etc

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Great to hear Doc. Not only are they accessing healthy vegetables and getting exercise while doing so, but hopefully they are able to live cheaper than having to buy their veges.

    It is a great pity that others didn’t emulate that practice. Keep on encouraging them.   😀

     

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    Just enjoyed broad beans in there pod fresh from our garden for lunch with lashings   NZ Butter.Usually have to buy frozen ones when on special.Admired the Scarlet runners climbing the fences, the various types of lettuces, a cranberry bush fruiting and herbs,like sage,rosemary, chicory,coriander, parsley and mints cabbages, and many varieties of potatoes, Silver beet celery, tomatoes and all.The surplus of each participant is shared.Lovely day in paradise.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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