Whanganui Biochar Trial April 2018

After months of preparation, the first trial of an open-sourced biochar kiln ring went ahead on Sunday the 8th April at the Quaker Settlement in Whanganui.  Shane Middlemiss a new resident to the settlement was inspired to do internet research to improve the soil quality of the Settlement’s sandy soils....

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REMOVAL OF PAPPLE TREES

It was with some sadness that two old papple trees were taken down on 25th May.  Unfortunately their fruit has dropped on the shed roof of House D for a long time causing a lot of disturbance to the residents in that house and to some of the neighbours as...

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New Olive Trees

On Saturday 17th August we hired a little red digger to uplift some  10 year old olive trees from Mark Christensen’s property. We had to dig round all sides of the tree before they could be lifted out.  And Zac enjoyed his first play in a real digger. We had...

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY #4

And some more photos from another camera … Work in the plant nursery Cleaning up in the garden of a currently vacant rental #1 Cleaning up in the garden of a currently vacant rental #2 Looking after the Rene Orchison Harakeke Collection Trees ready for planting Planting on the hill...

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2013 #2

Some of the kids helping Alistair with a song in the concert Here are a few shots of the final morning. Jobs are being finished and tidying done. Cleaning up under the chestnut trees The tools of the trade   Some Settlers and residents starting to relax and look at...

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