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  • 5 ways to beat the winter slump

    I hope that you are all keeping warm this winter and enjoying the clear blue skies after a frosty start. Winter is a time when we tend to hibernate and withdrawal from many activities.  So here are some ways we can shift this slump and[...]

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    Women's Motivational Day

    One of the key ingredients to making RISE such a huge success over the past 6 years has been our recipe to mix up our speakers to include both local speakers with those from out of the region, and this year we are thrilled to welcome along [...]

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    Oct-Nov Gardening Tips & Events

    I have planted out my potatoes in tyres and they are all up and looking healthy. As they grow don't forget to place another tyre on top and more soil, this way they will send out side shoots and produce a bumper crop. My beans are already [...]

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    Fundraising for ‘Young Gardeners Growing Chefs’ Book

    We need funds to publish our book to help all children of Marlborough to a healthier and happier future, fed daily. Please share this link with anyone who might be interested. Find out more about our cause here: [...]

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    This month we can start feeling the cold so you can only plant select few plants. My suggestions are cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, silver beet, spinach and now is the time to plant your garlic. Here is a tasty Carrot Soup recipe of mine. [...]

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    Fried Salmon Recipe

    On mother's day I created a recipe involving Salmon, rice, peas and onions. First I pan-fried the salmon, then I added a glazing of soya sauce and brown sugar. I also cooked onion in a pan until it was caramelized, then I blended it to make[...]

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    Planting in May (my first tips)

    This week I planted some cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli plants. I sowed some broad bean seeds. I was pleased to see that the broad bean seeds that I planted a few weeks ago are well and truly up. I took the worm castings from my worm [...]

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    Joshua’s Beetroot Recipe

    Here’s my current favourite thing to do with beetroot… Grate two cups of beetroot into a frying pan Squeeze the juice of a lemon over it Put the lid on and steam Remove the beetroot from the frying pan Add a little bit of [...]

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    Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter

    A while ago Louise and Fred in Paris asked me about how to get their garden ready for winter. And as we in New Zealand are now headed into winter, I thought this might be helpful for my New Zealand gardening friends... Garden beds are great[...]

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    A Message from Joshua

    I will gladly answer any type of questions concerning gardening. If there is something I don't know already I'll find it out for you by asking my Mum or someone else. Please send your questions here. I look forward to hearing from you! ~ [...]

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