Friday, 7 August 2015

Becoming a Bee-Keeper

Over the next 12 months I'm becoming a qualified bee-keeper - you can follow my story in the Kiwi Gardener Magazine.

The first article is out now - next article out on 3rd September.

Bees are seriously interesting...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Interview on Radio NZ National

Well done Sam! My husband Sam Lees - spreading the word on Radio NZ National about Incredible Edible Geraldine, where we plant food in public spaces for all to enjoy. Have a listen (Sam starts at about 9.30mins) and visit

Sam's Interview on Radio NZ - starts approx 9.40mins

Monday, 27 July 2015

A magnificent July

It may be winter, but we haven't slowed down.

Jan Hill (beloved Children's Writer and Poet)
planting her tree which was dedicated to her for the Orchard of Legends

The Orchard of Legends was rolled out this month, with a phenomenally positive response from the community. 

Worker Bee

I'm training to become a qualified bee-keeper - an eye opening journey and one which I'm writing about in the Kiwi Gardener Magazine, first article out on the 6th August.

Swan plant going to seed

One of the most beautiful plants in our forest garden right now.
Swan Plant, the seeds are glorious.

Receiving a Commendation Award at the Trust Power Community Awards
on behalf of Incredible Edible Geraldine

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Singing about vegies & permaculture

My favourite band and my favourite husband.

Hanging out with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System at the Ukefest over the weekend.

A lot of fun.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Wax Eyes

Only a few apples remain on each tree. 

On bitterly cold days like these, every last morsel is being enjoyed.

Saturday, 20 June 2015


A month of stark contrasts.

A good harvest of beets, becomes pickle to die for.

Perfect early winter carrots

A visit from PGG Go Organic class

Our forest garden, in it's infancy, covered in Friday's snow. 

My daughter in the valley

Monday, 15 June 2015

The essential ingredient

Hummus - the essential ingredient we should all be getting right.

Watch it.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Nutrient Dense Food..

Much of the food we consume, say from supermarkets, even our own gardens, is nutrient low. Some would say nutrient deficient. An apple for instance grown conventionally may have only half the nutrient values it should have.

This really fascinates me. I want to grow nutrient DENSE food. Don't you?

I've started learning how to do this, and I want you to learn too.

It all starts with the soil... stay tuned.