We had a great meeting at the site of the Community Garden on Sunday, having invited all the neighbours to discuss the project and contribute with ideas and feedback. Everyone who turned out was enthusiastic and eager to participate, so we are looking at getting things moving ahead. With this in mind – everyone in the community is invited to a meeting at 7pm, Thursday 19 October at the School Hall to contribute to the planning for the immediate and longer term future of the garden.
If you have anything you would like to put on the agenda; ideas and feedback, skills, materials or other resources to contribute, please feel free to get in touch!
In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.
"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says Nash, "and then meat sometimes a good month past its date. It didn't smell bad. Rinse it off, good to go."
It was all part of his year-long experiment to test the limits on food that had passed its expiration date.
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Monday is the start of National Volunteer Week - a chance to stop and celebrate those who give up their time to help others. Do you volunteer, and what motivates you to do so?
Pictured: Volunteers Nadia Roach, 11, and Gus Tia serving lunch at the Annual Christmas Day party at Te Rauparaha Arena. Photo: Monique Ford/Stuff