I have thought of what seems like a great idea to me. With rising costs of fuel etc, i thought that if we are able to grow somethings ourselves and barter / share with our neighbours, we might be able to bring down our grocery bills.
So on our shared driveway, ive planted perpetual spinach, peas, oregano , italian parsley and chilean guava, and mint.All neighbours are welcome to pick and pluck whatever they want. That way instead of useless pittosporum or some other nonsensical hedge , we have a living hedge of fresh produce.
I Also regulary have stock of bay, rosemary , kaffir lime , curry leaf , thyme, (many varieties), oregano, marjoram, mint , vietnamese mint , which im happy to barter/ share with our community.
Our neighbours in the front like the idea and have offered me their beets and ive passed on some chilli plants and chillies to them( they ate the whole one once and instantly regretted it), but thats a fun story to tell after a few beers!!
Hi neighbours. Our bad recycling habits have seen 32,300 tonnes of rubbish find its way into recycling bins. This then had to be diverted to landfill, costing us half a million dollars over the last two financial years. How are you at recycling? What rubbish items have you mistakenly thrown in the recycling bin?
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With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.
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