I Want to Have a Big Environmental Footprint

By Brian Megaw | April 20, 2022

I Want to Have a Big Environmental Footprint What would you think if someone said to you they wanted to have a big, in fact, a massive environmental footprint? Your first reaction would probably be to wonder exactly what was going on in that person’s head. After all, don’t the recommendations of the IPCC and [...]

The Evolution of Garden Bed Development at River Valley Acres

By Brian Megaw | September 27, 2020

The Evolution of Garden Bed Development at River Valley Acres For this, the latest (and possibly last) extension to the River Valley Acres vegetable gardens, we decided to take a different approach to new bed creation. For those who have been following the evolution of the vegetable garden, I would like to recap how we [...]

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply

By Brian | April 3, 2020

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply Ever since I was in my late teen years, I have been interested in resiliency, self-sufficiency and all that sort of “stuff”. With the current crisis, that interest now serves myself, family and friends in good steed. New Zealand is in lockdown, (self-isolation [...]

Almost Seed Sowing Time

By Brian | August 16, 2019

Almost Seed Sowing Time Why is it that when you are young, you think you can change the world? When I first came to Pukeokahu, Taihape, I was certainly full of thoughts around what could be achieved in making a better world. If not for everyone else, at least for myself and those close to [...]

Food From a Micro Farm

By Brian | June 7, 2019

Food From a Micro Farm Last weekend I attended a workshop about market gardening on a micro scale. As you may be aware, we grow as much of the fresh vegetable produce as we can that is used in the Lodge kitchen. I attended because I was interested in how we could grow more vegetables [...]

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