Green Scene

Helping Ashhurst and Pohangina become more sustainable

The Plastic Issue

The following link has some really interesting information on how plastics are affecting our planet. Informative and educational. 

http://5gyres.org/

Quicklinks: The Problem; The Solution.

Patterns for Fabric Bags

Tipnut is a great resource to browse through. It has links to a variety of different resources.

http://tipnut.com/tote-bag-ideas-free-patterns/

http://tipnut.com/tote-bag-crochet/

The link below will take you to a free pattern to an open mesh knitted bag.

http://www.iliveonafarm.com/1bag.html

Composting

The links below will take to other websites that have some good, if brief, information. There are other sources as well. Remember to check out your local library for information as there are books devoted to the topic of composting in its various forms.

Information about composting from the Palmerston North City Council

Organic waste and home composting

How to build a worm farm out of recycled materials

How to care for your worms

Create Your Own Eden
A New Zealand Website that covers General Composting, Worm Farms and Bokashi 

Organic Gardening - Soil, Crop Rotation and Composting
Soil and Health Association
Gives a good explanation of hot composting with a table that lists potential compost ingredients and whether they are carbon or nitrogen

Pod Gardening - Compost
Check out the rest of the website. It has some great information

Wanaka Wastebusters

Composting at home

Garden Organic - UK website
Contains a good breakdown of hot and cold composting as well as answering some common questions about composting including "What NOT to add to your compost heap"