Tag Archives: Urban gardens

What’s the Buzz? Becoming the World’s Safest City for Bees

July 17, 2017

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Bees play a vital role in the production of our food, as well as the functioning of our ecosystems. A recent decline in the global bee population means that now, more than ever, we need to protect and support our helpful little friends. This week, we speak with For the Love of Bees, a local organisation on […]

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Grow your own leafy green Auckland

April 26, 2016

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The practice of adorning buildings with plants has been around for a long time. Modern green roofs were pioneered in Germany in the 1960s, and vertical planting has been around in different forms for centuries. Most notably in the last two decades green architecture, also known as ‘building integrated planting’ (BIP) has expanded and diversified. […]

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The Answer Lies in the Soil

March 27, 2015

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The 1980’s left the mantra of “indoor outdoor flow” ringing in our ears as it fuelled Auckland’s sprawl to the far reaches of suburbia in pursuit of threshold free living.  For a generation of home owners that dream soured as they struggled to establish a garden on a dusting of topsoil spread over heavily compacted […]

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