Motueka Food Group

Garden Diary of Grant Douglas - 2nd week of August

Probably should set out exactly what it will be before we get into it:  Each week I will give you a brief rundown of the sorts of things that you can be doing in your vegetable garden at that time.  Of course, even within this district, climate conditions vary quite widely so if I recommend that you can sow or plant something (especially tender things such as tomatoes, peppers, etc) please take note that if you're in a colder area, eg Ngatimoti, you may want to delay for a week or two.  Sorry, but I will not have time to answer questions that may arise but I do h » Read more

Tending Our Living Earth - Tiakina te Taiao - rural living skills course at Riverside Community

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Location / Venue: 
Riverside Community, Moutere Valley (near Nelson) Aotearoa / New Zealand

Grow Potatoes in a Bucket

The Motueka Community Board is organising a potato growing competition with an emphasis on community involveement.  Board member Tara Forde said the Board was encouraging people to get involved with gardening, including those who don't have the space for a traditional garden.

By growing potatoes in buckets minimal effort is required and she hopes a diverse range of people will take part. » Read more

Food Group Wish List for Vision

The following list is a work in progress. We have been gathering ideas from many sources and welcome more. Next step will be breaking it into small steps and giving the steps deadlines. What do you want to see in Motueka in 2020?



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How Climate Change Affects Potato Crops

Marco Bindi

Gains, losses as climate changes

Potato Growing Contest

From: Tara Forde
Sent: Monday, 6 October 2008 12:58 p.m.
Subject: potatoes!

Dear Transition Towns
We have come together because we believe the dual threats of climate
change and peak oil will be harmful towards our community. For anyone
needing further information about these threats I recommend reading
recently released council Wratten report (available from council offices
or on the web

 Rather than better defining the problem, or looking at the globally » Read more

Poole Street Food Exchange

A great model for local food exchange!  Includes exchange of garden space and willing hands. Easy to duplicate on your own street. Check it out at

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Audit of Local Food

Jan Flinn is making an audit of locally produced food. If you know of  somthing being grown locally, whether you pass it on the road or see it in the supermarket, let us know. Please send her information on this. It can be posted on motuekanewsonline website. There is also the possibility of advertising local food on this site. » Read more

Local Grain Requirements

food group 2020 planning fraser walls

Biodiversity Workshop, Planting Edible Trees

From: Adrienne Henry Sent: Saturday, 27 September 2008 1:54 p.m.

Greetings, my work load has increased, so my involvement will be mostly online.
1. The bd [biodiversity] workshop on october 18 runs from 11.30am till 4.30pm and is full.
2. As a community, we here in Linden place in conjunction with the TDC have oplanted the first of our fruiting plants in our local Linden reserve. » Read more

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