Flavours From My Italian Kitchen Garden: Bri DiMattina

Recipe developer and gardener Bri DiMattina’s book, Nostrana, sets out to rekindle the joy of the home garden and kitchen. Nostrana means homegrown, ours; growing food with the intent of sharing it with others.

In this interview Bri shares her keys to starting and enjoying the edible garden journey —

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How to: Create a Thriving Edible Backyard — Kath Irvine

Kath Irvine is a renowned organic gardening and permaculture expert and author. Through her writing and consults, she helps people create productive, beautiful and, most of all, easy gardens. 

In this interview, Kath shares her gardening wisdom, including the importance of starting small, slowing down, taking notice and following your intuition.

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Christall Lowe: Our life of kai
Christall Lowe (Ngāti Kauwhata, Tainui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent) is a Manawatū-based food stylist, photographer and recipe developer. In this interview Christall shares what was behind the creation of her book — Kai: Food Stories & Recipes From My Family Table, along with stories of her wider family’s plentiful edible garden, and the effect of nature has on her creative practice…
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Hotel’s Hillside Garden — Sherwood, Queenstown

Sherwood’s trump card is its grounds. They were previously covered with bracken, wilding pines and an old abandoned car. The team has since refreshed the area. A very large vegetable garden is front and centre (which also forms a handy circuit for a bike track). Sherwood employs a full time horticulturalist to grow for the restaurant, to maximise what of their menu is grown in-house.

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