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Harvest Collab

FSNC’s Harvest Collaboration project involves linking Satisfy Food Rescue with growers to supply fresh produce, harvesters to collect the produce, and processors to process the excess produce into food supplies with a longer shelf life

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Exploring North Canterbury for Walnuts

As Autumn arrives in North Canterbury, so does the abundance of walnuts from the numerous wild walnut trees scattered throughout the region. Historically, walnuts were a staple in hunter-gatherer diets, with their origins tracing back to Asia. Interestingly, healers...
Andy Childs at Woodend Community Garden

Community Gardens For Building Stronger Communities and Food Security

Learn more about the benefits of community gardens, such as nurturing relationships and empowering communities – and discover the new Woodend Community Garden!
Sharon's garden

The Fascinating Story Of Sharon Earl’s Gardening Journey

When she’s not creating tiny drawings with pencil, working with leather, or building life-sized intricate sculptures from wood and steel, Sharon Earl is in her ‘no-dig’ organic vegetable garden.

Leek and potato soup

The Best Way to Eat Leeks!

The best way to eat leeks? If you ask me, it’s Leek and Potato Soup! This fail-proof (I think!!) recipe is so simple yet absolutely delicious, you need to try this!

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2023

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week 2023

There are many ways to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, here we share some mahi māra (gardening) and kai (food) words and useful links and learning resources.

How to make rewana bread

How to make Rēwena Bread

Rewena bread is a traditional Māori sourdough bread, Sixth House Photography shares how they make their Rewena starter/bug using potato or kūmara…

Blanching vegeables

How to Blanch Vegetables

What is blanching and why should we do it? We asked Jen Pomeroy from The Modern Mess to teach us…

The SEDE Project

The SEDE (Supporting Elderly Diet Enrichment) Project.

Home gardeners sharing surplus home grown produce with elderly people in their community.

Jess’ Top Tips for Adding More Plants to Your Diet

At times, the world can seem so chaotic and be really exhausting. Hearing about the impacts of the climate crisis, food costs increasing … it can all seem very daunting. But what if I told you, just by changing the way you eat, can change the world AND save money!I’ve...
How to Make Your Own Compost

How to Make Your Own Compost

What you've got is not waste!Have you ever seen living and breathing compost? It almost looks like brownie right. Sometimes it smells and looks so good I just want to eat it. Of course I don’t. The plants need it more than I do. I have talked with so many people and...