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It's April 2020: Garden centres are closed, perhaps you're stuck at home.
You can still work on your garden... see how here:

Customised Compost Coaching

Soil with Soul

Are you interested in exploring how to optimise your composting? Perhaps it's your home garden, or maybe your workplace. 

My 'Soil with Soul' approach helps you connect with the circular nature of our entire food system. Food scraps and green waste become valuable resources to help feed the soil — in which you can then grow food, flowers and beneficial herbs to bring even more vitality to your compost. 

Workshops

Blue Borage workshops cover a range of topics in edible gardening:

  • Make your own seed raising mix and potting mix
  • Discover the lost art of growing food from seeds 
  • Growing your own microgreens and salad greens — even if you haven’t got a garden
  • Eat beautiful meals garnished with edible flowers 

When workplaces build edible gardens, these can become classrooms for a large group to learn in: your staff, your clients, or guests you invite to come and learn. Composting and growing food at work is a fabulous way to demonstrate your dedication to a circular economy. 

I also love working with small gardens, and can show you just how much it's possible to grow on an apartment balcony or small courtyard. If you want to share the love of gardening with your children, I’m happy to come to your garden for personal lessons and coaching.

Online learning

Far away from Auckland? Enjoy self-study? Take a look at my online programmes:  

  • Seed Sowing for beginners.
  • Soil with Soul, a workbook with remote coaching via Zoom.
  • A range of mini courses, and the comprehensive five week edible gardening programme. 
  • I am frequently adding to this selection with courses customised to particular groups. Is there something missing you'd like me to offer? Send me an email to discuss your needs: katrina@blueborage.co.nz

Bee friendly & biodynamic

Learn to make your own potting mix and seed-raising mix.
Call or email today to book a seed starting party.

Five tips to save money when starting your winter edible garden

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What should I be planting right now?

"Strange times" seems to be the theme at the moment, right? With Covid 19 and Corona virus advice coming from all directions, I'm getting a few requests from people eager to start growing more ofRead more

Green Waste Composting in a School Setting

Schools are typically spaces with a lot of green waste: grass clippings, tree prunings, weeds, and mulch. Imagine using all this constructively to create that necessary resource - compost for theRead more

The Workplace Edible Garden: What, Why & How

Have you heard about the Blue Borage 'workplace edible gardens' and wondered they are?  Here's an explanation of how I work with workplaces of all sizes. I particularly love being in an environmentRead more

CPP (Cow Pat Pit)

Have you heard the term 'CPP' used and wondered what it means? Or perhaps you've heard people use the full term 'Cow Pat Pit', and it's no clearer?  Sometimes Biodynamics seems more mysterious thanRead more

Biodynamic Compost Preparations

Many people first encounter Biodynamic methods by stirring cow manure preparation in a bucket of water - this is called Preparation 500. There are two other preparations that get stirred in water - 5Read more

Why make your own seed raising mix?

I began my business by questioning if I really needed to invest in commercial seed-raising mix. I bought some of the overpriced little bags and examined them closely - what was in them? Could IRead more

Podcast Interview with The Rubbish Trip

Listen to an Blue Borage Podcast Interview from October 2019 about the Blue Borage perspective on waste, composting, food resilience and our food system in general. (42 minutes)

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Katrina Wolff
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email: katrina@blueborage.co.nz
phone: 022-410-4988
landline: +64-9-817-8448

Katrina's home front porch rustic steps with sign "Visitors: you'll find me in the garden. Please come round the back."
 

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