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Plants We Supply – Plant Descriptions

See our nursery page / order form for what is available this season Key Dessert Fruit is eaten raw, with …

Habitate Nursery & Taste Nature Gardens Open Day 2017

Habitate Nursery & Taste Nature Gardens Open Day 2017

We hope that you can come to our open day, tour our nursery and Taste Nature Gardens, taste some apples …

Permaculture Chicken Workshop

Small Scale Chicken Workshop

Sunday 16th October 10-3pm Waitati This workshop is hosted by Otago Organics and will be tutored by Nick Holmes and …

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2016 Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

fruit tree grafting workshop learn how to graft your own fruit trees how to graft new trees and old trees …

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2016 Fruit Tree Training & Pruning Workshop

fruit tree training pruning, planting & care workshop maximise crops & minimise work by training tree branches to horizontal a …

Fruit Tree Planting Guide

Fruit Tree Planting, Training & Pruning Guide

Care of your Bare Rooted Plants Bare rooted plants can be kept in their packaging for a few days. Keep …

Habitate Nursery & Taste Nature Gardens Open Day 2016

Habitate Nursery & Taste Nature Gardens Open Day 2016

We warmly invite you to our annual nursery open day, this year its combined with Taste Nature Gardens (http://www.tastenature.co.nz/the-garden/). Bring …

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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 2015

fruit tree      grafting    workshop learn how to graft your own fruit trees how to graft new trees and …

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Fruit Tree Training & Pruning Workshop 2015

fruit tree training pruning, planting & care workshop maximise crops & minimise work by training tree branches to horizontal a …

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Human Nature Food Systems Design – Stefan Sobkowiak Workshops

In this article I reflect on the Beyond Organic Tour workshops we hosted in April 2015. These were led by …

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“Great Gooseberries!”

Order your black currant & gooseberry bushes online now, for june and August delivery. Great sized healthy plants, at a …

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Small Scale Chicken Care Workshop

Small scale chicken keeping workshop with Nick Holmes and Jason Ross. Venue: Habitate Farm and Jason’s Home Garden. Covering chicken …

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Beyond Organic – Stefan Sobkowiak Workshops – Habitate Farm April 1st

Internationally recognised speaker and orchardist Stefan Sobkowiak is visiting New Zealand from Canada. An extensive calendar of 20 events has …

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Vegetable Planting Calendar for Coastal Otago & Southland

This wall chart is invaluable to home vegetable growers. It provides a quick reference guide to sowing and planting throughout …

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Food Forests are a Growing Trend in Landscaping

Commercial Horticulture magazine October/November 2014 by Trish Hosking

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Habitate in Down in Edin – Dunedin’s New Arts, Culture and Lifestyle Magazine

Dunedin’s new arts, culture and lifestyle magazine is going to have regular articles about permaculture. The first issue includes a …

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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 2014

Last year we had a great day and were able to work outside, I hope to see you there this …

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Fruit Tree Pruning – An Interview with Maureen Howard

Jason shares his deep understanding of FRUIT TREE PRUNING on the Eco Living in Action radio show, originally aired on …

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The Many Benefits of Semi-Dwarf Heritage Apple Trees

Semi-Dwarf Discovery Apple Tree. 1.8m high and 2.5m wide! With a good heavy crop. The primary reason that we like …

Food Forest Workshop

Food Forest Workshop

Food forest workshop December 2013 at the Bathgate Park Community Gardens, South Dunedin. It will be an inspiring and practical …

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Permaculture Food Forests Talk

A talk by Jason Ross at the July Permaculture Dunedin Meeting – All Welcome Permaculture Dunedin holds monthy meetings with …

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Neighbourhood Nirvana

It was really nice to have Robert and Robyn Guyton over recently, they were quite taken with how my kids …

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Early Summer Tasks in the Orchard

We have just thinned the very good fruit set of apples from the nursery cordon, otherwise it would have been …

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Spring Food Forests / Edible Forest Gardens

I just adore this time of year in the edible garden. I especially enjoy the food forest (edible forest garden) …

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Tastier and Healthier!

                Science is slowly catching up with what we can taste and feel: …