synchronised gardening…

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synchronised gardening…

Spin that wheel… a garden chart!

‘There is a season and a time for every purpose under the heaven’. Ecc Chpt 3

What causes the tides of the sea? How does the surface of the waves keep a rhythm? How do the seasons change?


Ancient traditions fully embraced the Earth as a living being. The rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, the recurrent sweep of the seasons was revered as ‘a sacred drama in which all nature took part’.


A musical symphony.


When observed deeply, life expresses infinite revelations.


A belief in moon planting or farming by the phases of the moon is an ancient system of agriculture in many cultures. Alluded to by centuries-old folklore, it was early Greek and Roman writers who recorded the patterns of the moon.


By following these patterns month to month as a planting guide, synchronistically transpired into your very own abundant, thriving garden space.


Norfolk Island has a sub-tropical climate, isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand lies 1,460 km to the southeast. We are subject to frequent weather changes. Our island elders stringently kept journals, documented rainfall measures, observed the successes and failures of planting and harvesting.


We live on the island with constant ‘moon’ citations ~

Hi gutta moon?  Is a question asked if someone is in a volatile moody state of mind.

Sullen el mard orna full moon. Is a statement that some people do crazy things on a full moon.

Kar sleep orna full moon. A reference to not being able to sleep, because it is a full moon.

Elders would look up to remark upon a ‘wet moon’. It was a sign to put plants out as rain is on its way. The ‘wet moon’ theorised that as the moon rose in the sky, if it was viewed as having the slightest tilt from its concave shape – ie where it could not not water within, was a ‘wet moon’.

If the full moon coincided with a low tide – it was a favoured time ‘fe goe rumma’! A good time to partake in the collection of periwinkles (hihi’s) from our rocky shorelines at night time.


There is wisdom in observation – of nature, of cycles, of the seasons, of the moon.

Read more… February 2017: Issue 4