Watermelon for air miles

The nature of our work necessitates a fair amount of travel, while hardly flight addicts, call us old fashioned, but we do like to travel. Our conscience is somewhat cleared by the knowledge that our work reduces the amount of textiles ending up in landfill. Still, to offset our carbon foot print we grow our own vegetables (and an abundance of fruit trees).

Rain water supplies the house, once used, greywater from the house is recycled through several filtering chambers then piped to the garden.
While much of the world is settling into Autumn, in New Zealand it is spring, last week the whole family – and few extras got out in the garden to plant vegetables for summer harvesting.
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