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Brian Connor Artist

February 11, 2019 February 2019 Comments Off on Brian Connor Artist

Martinborough photographic artist Brian Connor will be exhibiting his work at Carterton’s Heart of Arts Gallery. Enitiled ‘Moments of Vision – an exhibition of aspiring imagery’ it will be held between 15th February and 13th March.  

Brian Connor is a retired atmospheric scientist, formerly with NASA in the US, then NIWA in New Zealand. He now lives in Martinborough, and spends his time on art photography. His work has been exhibited locally and in the US, published internationally, and received awards and nominations in international contests. His specialties include fine art nude and local landscapes, as will be seen in this exhibition.

Brian photographs and process images which move him, and hopes the results are evocative and moving to viewers as well. … Continue Reading

Children’s Triathalon

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2019 is underway and we are gearing up for the Annual Athletic Club Children’s Triathlon to be held from 9am Saturday 23rd February at Card Reserve in Featherston. We offer something for all abilities with 4 courses to chose from and lots of great spot prizes including vouchers for a junior and senior bike, lots of awesome sports gear and vouchers from local businesses. And it’s open to everyone, you don’t need to be a club member to join in.

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Run/Walk     300m
Bike             200m
Swim/Walk  4 x 5m … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

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Tomato, chicken and olive traybake with basil oil

Prep 15 min Cook 40 min Serves 4-6

Ingredients

8-10 chicken thighs, on the bone and skin on 

Salt and black pepper

6 large tomatoes (such as beef or oxheart)

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Community Garden News 

February 11, 2019 February 2019 Comments Off on Community Garden News 

“ Gardens are not made by singing” oh, how beautiful’ and sitting in the shade”-  Rudyard Kipling

Well here we are HOT; still going, and a little over 12 months  since our first produce was harvested.

Like everyone , at the moment the garden is suffering from intense heat, and we are delighted to have volunteers to water …we would be keen to have more, so that we can water morning and evening, so if you are keen, contact us via our FB page, by email (martinboroughgarden@gmail.com.) or call in on Wednesday or Sunday mornings. 

What have we learnt over the past year?

  • Keep planting simple – plenty of things that grow fast and well.
  • We need to stay focussed on our mission to supply good produce to the larder, as we are a very small group – “nice to have’s” are not really an option.
  • Daily harvest crops, such as berries are great for the home garden, but will only work for the community garden if we have a daily harvest and currently we do not have enough gardeners for this task.
  • We need to have a more reliable source of plants available – we have developed a seed bank, but struggle with continuity of supply of new and replacement stock of basic plants which are popular at the larder.
  • We probably need to fundraise, particularly for fertiliser, mushroom compost, planting pots (to avoid winter water pooling), compost bins and general equipment.

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