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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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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