COMMUNITY APPLE PRESSING

On Saturday 16th March Brigitte Hund generously brought her apple press to the Settlement so that we could experience processing some of our apples collected over the Summer Work Weekend.  Some of the juice was pasteurised to keep as juice and some was raw to ferment for apple cider vinegar.  

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Historical Aerial Photograph

Aerial photgraph from the early 1990s. The paddock in the centre of the photo now has 3 other houses and the paddock top right is split into 2, the right hand side is the Food Forest Most of the large gum trees in the top of the photo just left of...

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Plant Recognition

A group of Earlham students returned to the Settlement to work on plant recognition. Standing from left, Adam, Elliot, Sarah, Clara, Devin, Meg, Katie, Caitlin, Charlie. Front row: Siobhan and Abby   Studying samples around the outdoor table at Michael and Merilyn’s house where Clara is a homestay.

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Wood Chipping

Waitangi day 2013 saw a group of people catching up with the chipping pile. Always a huge task and appreciated by those that weren’t able to help. Photo above: Loading the chipper Unloading the chips into the food forest

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Flax Collecting

Rose Tahupārae, kaumātua for Parliament, came to visit to collect a particular muka flax to make a kākahu for an international visitor. Here she is with Mandy Brooke and Merilyn Payne.

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The Harakeke Collection

This is one of a number of copies of this archive originally established by Rene Orchiston of over 60 varieties of harakeke (flax). They are each numbered and named according to a catalogue and laid out so that they can each be accessed. This collection was established here in 2002...

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