Live2Give: Focusing on foundations, making good ethics a viable business
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Live2Give: Focusing on foundations, making good ethics a viable business

Two Manawatū couples with a big vision made hard choices, distilling their operation down to its essence. Rachel Rose talks to the owners of Live2Give about how their business has grown, diversified, adapted, and prioritised, all the while keeping the culture of doing it for good.

Preparing for winter: organic gardening tips and tasks for autumn
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Preparing for winter: organic gardening tips and tasks for autumn

Autumn is traditionally viewed as a time for winding down the food garden, but it doesn’t need to be that way. With a cost-of-living crisis on our doorstep, Diana Noonan gives practical advice on adopting a waste-free approach to harvesting and preparing a garden that will provide fresh produce throughout the chilliest (and priciest) periods of the year.

‘Tis the season of bounty: summer gardening tips
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‘Tis the season of bounty: summer gardening tips

School holidays, trips to the beach, and a house full of visitors – all great fun – but not so helpful when it comes to finding time for a garden in full swing. Diana Noonan shares labour-saving techniques so you can keep on top of the garden chores while enjoying the summer and the culinary delights it produces.

Summer is here! The trick to getting abundant berry crops and other organic garden tips
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Summer is here! The trick to getting abundant berry crops and other organic garden tips

Summer is such a waiting and watching period. All the hard work of spring is about to come to fruition – if we protect and nurture our precious plants and their ground crew. Diana Noonan shares her experience of growing food organically and reminds us, as we tinker in the garden, to enjoy the riot of colour all around and to marvel at how the earth, the essence of life, really can bring forth food in abundance.

Keep your garden safe from killer compost
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Keep your garden safe from killer compost

When Minette Tonoli’s lifelong dream finally came true, moving into a beautiful homestead in May 2019, she was convinced it was going to be the ‘year of abundance’, harvest baskets overflowing with organic produce, and the pantry filled with preserved bounty. Instead it became the year this herb lady turned into ‘herbicide lady’.  This article was first published in…