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13
Dec
09

G-love

Gush! I just bought myself an early christmas present – a pair of Youngstown women’s garden gloves. And they’re ridiculously kickass!

I have girly hands. They spend most of their time typing or writing or doing inside things. They do a lot of gardening too but are, well, girly and get cuts and knocks and so on and so on. I also don’t have a lot of manual strength but in these things I feel like a ninja.

They fit really well, are machine washable and have this great little wrist strap. There is also a terry towelling bit below the thumb so that I can swat sweat, insects or dirt off my face – softly. Reinforcing in the palms, thumbs and over the knuckles just makes me feel like I can do anything. And they’re so comfortable that I just wore them around the supermarket.

I bought mine at Bunnings Porirua for NZ$32. You can get them online at Amazon.com or through the Youngstown Glove Company website.

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09
Oct
08

Food not Lawns – Heather C. Flores

Heather Flores is a green garden goddess. She has a vision – for lawns to give way to gardens and those gardens to feed and sustain communities. And she’s written down the blueprint for this garden revolution in Food not Lawns: How turn your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighbourhood into a Community.

Food not Lawns starts by putting you in the right headspace, a good non-preachy ‘why you should’. Flores then kicks into a really sound overview of the practical elements – how to gain ground, the water cycle, the living soil, plants, polycultures and seed stewardship. All this in a really friendly, engaging style. Then we go beyond the garden, reaching out into the community and working together, for and with the next generation.

More review and lots of links after the jump…

Continue reading ‘Food not Lawns – Heather C. Flores’




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