The first of November was a bit of a milestone for us here at Goodlife Gardens. It marked the first anniversary of the beginning of the business. We wanted to celebrate and say thank you to our closest supporters - the friends and family that have listened to me talk in endless detail about the plans we have and the dream we are working on!
We were incredibly lucky with the weather and the day dawned fine. We had been working hard all week to tidy up the property and get the gardens to a point where they were worthy of inspection. The downside to spending my hours growing lovely plants for customers is that I am not always on task with my own garden - but I love it so there is no complaint! We concluded the day weary but incredibly fulfilled - it is an amazing thing to be able to do what I love and then to have it appreciated by so many is hugely gratifying. Again - an incredible thank you to all of you, and much respect to mother nature as I am really just the facilitator of her bounty!
Over the past year we have had the opportunity to meet and connect with many keen gardening folk. There are some wonderful people out there working away at improving their outdoor spaces, growing fabulous fruit and vegetables and generally promoting the less harmful ways of growing and gardening. We are very lucky to have them regularly pop by our stall at the market, or chat with us on Facebook. Some of these people I would like to introduce to you, as they have keen knowledge and like me they enjoy sharing their skills with the world.
I first came across Natalya in a group we are both members of, and she later introduced herself to us at market one weekend. She is vibrant and friendly and a firm believer in old ways and organic gardening. She offers her skills to the public at a fair rate, and you can hire her services if your garden is in need of some sorting out. Her blurb and contact link are as follows:
"Gardenessa: the art of growing organic food"Gardenessa is a small local business specialising in edible gardens.
Gardenessa could assist you with advice, set up of the veggie or herb patch and any maintenance work.
During the next two months, all new clients enjoy a special introductory rate of $25 per hour. Gardenessa also offers small gift herb pots for this holiday season.
More information is available at:
https://www.facebook.com/gardenessa/timeline or by phone: 027 741 2155.
Back Yard Farmer
This is a good page to follow on growing and preparing food, he is a dedicated breeder of Coturnix Quail and strives to develop strong healthy and clear genetic lines. A quote from his Facebook page and links follow:
"I believe that everyone with access to a back yard or community garden can produce most of their own food."
The Goodlife In Suburbia
This is a page that shares our taste in both gardening and naming! The Goodlife In Suburbia is another local page that is freely sharing their experiences in a residential garden. We are not connected in any way aside from our connection through our dedication to gardening. We have met and shared plants and I always enjoy reading of her efforts. I recommend you like her page and follow her too!
I hope you have a successful month in the garden. Remember to keep checking back regularly here and on our Facebook page. I shall update both as new plants come ready. And you can always find us at the Stadium Market on Sunday from 10am - 2pm.
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!