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Dec 12, 2018, 3:22 PM
We recently delivered 2sq m of mulch to Opotiki’s Omarumutu School. Principal Maria Sheridan says the school has since planted curly kale, lettuce, brocolli and parsley, as well as strawberries, with the kids all pitching in to get the job done. “We use…
Dec 5, 2018, 2:09 PM
We are now proud to be BioGro input-certified, which means our– KŌLUSH Mānuka and Mānuka & Seaweed Mulch can be used in organic farming operations.
Sep 14, 2018, 12:10 PM
Opotiki District Council shared these wonderful photos on its Facebook page of a project completed in August 2018 to replant and tidy many of the community's gardens running along council land boundaries and intersections. Take a look at some of the…
Aug 31, 2018, 2:17 PM
St Thomas More Catholic School parent and permaculture advocate, Katie Horrocks, took the initiative to revive and develop the previously derelict school garden with the support of volunteers and other local businesses including a donation of…
Aug 2, 2018, 12:16 PM
With maturity a month earlier than most other growers and consistently the earliest in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Opotiki avocado orchardist, Grant Fraser, credits much of his success to mulching. “Mulching is one of the things I’ve done consistently…
Jun 9, 2018, 10:23 AM
We are so pleased to announce that our Kōlush followers and fans in the South Island and rural areas throughout the North Island can now buy their favourite Manuka and Manuka+Seaweed garden mulch from their nearest Farmlands store.
May 2, 2018, 3:25 PM
Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till, weed-free gardening system that consists of layering organic material in a way to form a garden bed. It has also been referred to as sheet mulching, sheet gardening, or sheet composting. The organic materials are…
Mar 31, 2018, 8:45 AM
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at New Zealand Seaweeds. In fact, as a division of New Zealand Mānuka Group, our sustainability story can be literally traced from land to consumer, from our coastlines to your home.
Feb 26, 2018, 4:22 PM
Beachcast seaweed is literally packed full of micro-nutrients and natural plant growth hormones ideal for giving your plants a natural boost. It is also full of carbohydrates which are not only good for plants but these essential micro-organisms will help…
Feb 12, 2018, 9:15 AM
As the Mānuka mulch breaks down in your garden it builds humus, facilitating balance and improved soil structure.
Jan 10, 2018, 10:14 AM
More and more gardeners throughout New Zealand are catching on to the fact that putting a good layer of Mānuka mulch is a great way to retain moisture in the garden. Moisture locked in means reduced water lost through evaporation which is good news for…
Dec 22, 2017, 11:46 AM
When we heard a local group of enthusiastic volunteers were going to build a community garden just down the road from us, we jumped at the chance to offer our support. Arriving with an 8m3 truckload of our luscious, weed free KōLUSH Mānuka+Seaweed Garden…