I generally refer to Auckland as a super city with a bit of sarcasm, and very tongue in cheek. I may need to adjust my tone soon, once the work begun by the people at ‘For the Love of Bees’ develops into the next stage.
I recently attended a weekend workshop focused on the potential use of biodynamic practices in inner city urban farming. I came away so excited by the future of this project, that I can hardly contain it.
Ghandi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
When I meet others also being the change that I wish to see in the world, it is like meeting long-lost relatives. Here are some of my tribe:
- Sarah Smuts-Kennedy with the initiative ‘For the love of Bees’ – imagining Auckland as the safest city in the world for bees. Join their biking bee next weekend, on September 9th?
- The Symonds Street Community Gardens – embracing biodynamics.
- Ecomatters, and their edible gardening sessions with Sarah James, who are hosting the upcoming co.starters course.
- Oratia Market, with a great range of marvellous products in an exquisitely tranquil setting, with a snazzy new cafe (Bodega Eatery) on site.
When organisations collaborate it reminds me of something Rudolf Steiner said, often referred to as the Social Motto:
The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human being
The whole community finds its reflection
And when in the community
The virtue of each one is living.
Here’s to a productive and collaborative Spring.
If you need a hand with your garden and you live in the Auckland area – get in touch, perhaps we can help you.