Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chloe and Ellie clean and sort lead type ornament.

Ellie Keats and Chloe Dickinson (WWOOFers from Vermont, USA) out in the sun cleaning and sorting a tray of mixed ornaments. The next step is to add them to the collection of ornaments held in the Homeprint Collection then make space available for the new ones discovered. Finally some research is required to hunt through the old type catalogues to see if we can identify the ornament and give them names.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Organic gardening students visit Homeprint

Allison crouches down to show the benefit of raised garden beds. Shelter while seedlings are small, retention of moisture, ease of care, vigorous growth, very little weeding required. Toby is the tutor for this Level 3 NZCA certificate in organic gardening.

organic garden students

            The second group of organic garden students have just been looking a the 6 compost bins.

Organic garden student visit to Homeprint

                                 Organic garden students gather around Allison's circular herb bed.

Organic Garden Students visit Homeprint

                    Allison talks about the simple organic methods she uses in her organic vege garden.