Important notice: Earthwise Valley closed in 2010 due to the unexpected passing of one of its founders. This site is maintained as-is in tribute to the many volunteers who lent their time and energy to the Valley.

Archive for February, 2010

Massive Weed Bash!

Over the past six weeks our Summer volunteers have been targeting a number of weed plants in the Valley and around our Volunteers House.

Species targeted include gorse, blackberry, wooly nightshade, wild ginger, and mistflower.

Lynn from the USA and Daniela from Mexico deal to a wooly nightshade tree:


Rescuing Native Trees

Recently we have been gathering large numbers of native tree seedlings from areas where they have no future.  For example there are many pohutukawa seedlings that pop up along the roadside margins only to get mowed done by the Council mowers on a monthly basis!

We’ve created a small “plant nursery” to grow these plants to a bigger size, afterwhich we can plant them into sites where they have a longterm prospect. As there has been very little rain in Tuateawa this Summer we are waiting until Autumn rain, when the ground is softer for planting, and then we’ll be spreading these trees into many areas of the Valley.

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