Sharing

20 Sep

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Hope some of you managed to get some spring cheer from the end of our street. I have spinach and silver beet in the little food forest at the top of the drive if you would like some.

I also have a packet of sunflower seed for our Green Street community from Project Sunshine at Epuni School in Lower Hutt to share.

http://projectsunshineaotearoa.wordpress.com/author/projectsunshineaotearoa/

Let me know if you would like to plant some in your garden or even on the front of your property.

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Water collection off the roof. With the door open the sun shines in, perhaps we needed to place our world art a little lower for modesty, but then who would use the loo with the door open anyway?! Or come to that build a loo on top of a hill.!!!! The view however was beautiful.

25 Aug

Water collection off the roof. With the door open the sun shines in, perhaps we needed to place our world art a little lower for modesty, but then who would use the loo with the door open anyway?! Or come to that build a loo on top of a hill.!!!! The view however was beautiful.

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The long drop disposal hole was dug away from the toilet, as it fills up you just dig another hole and the loo can stay put, a good way to save on time.

25 Aug

The long drop disposal hole was dug away from the toilet, as it fills up you just dig another hole and the loo can stay put, a good way to save on time.

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There is even room for two should the need arise!

25 Aug

There is even room for two should the need arise!

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Quake proof storage for loo rolls and those all important plastic bags, fresh flowers always add ambience.

25 Aug

Quake proof storage for loo rolls and those all important plastic bags, fresh flowers always add ambience.

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our beautiful “Pimp my long drop entry”

25 Aug


A sunny winters afternoon found three of the green street households ascending on Campbell Park in Paekakariki to take part in the new round of the KCDC Greenest community. The challenge was to construct a long drop from materials found in your home and around your section. Collectively Diane, John, Gwen, Jason, Racquel and Rob pooled a very useful collection. We decided to construct a long drop for all seasons that would withstand the elements and the aftershocks that would follow an earthquake.
The “Drop ‘n’ Go” was born. Featuring a nice solid front door, separate wee and poo toilets, rainwater collection from the roof, hand washing facilities including a solar shower bag for warm water, lavender disinfectant (thanks Donna), wall hanging baskets for loo rolls and extra spare plastic bags to line the buckets concealed in a toilet box system. And not forgetting the all important aesthetics a flower garden and hanging pots.
We hope you like the finished product.

2012 in review

31 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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