Category: Gardening

Nic makes kale chips and a yummy pesto

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Gardening queen Nicola Kawana teaches us about leafy greens and then makes some kale chips and a delicious pesto.

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Nicola makes a smoothie using greens from her garden

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Green thumb Nicola Kawana shows Stacey around her māra (garden) and collects the edible greens she needs to make some smoothies.

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Nicola visits Papa-tū-ā-nuku Kōkiri marae in Mangere

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Horticulturalist Nicola Kawana visits Papa-tū-ā-nuku Kōkiri marae and talks to Valerie Teraitua about their community garden initiative. It's by whānau, for whānau, it's organic, and it's working towards zero waste!

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Clever tips for planting seedlings

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Gardening guru Nicola Kawana shares her clever tips for planting seedlings and micro-greens. By repurposing everyday items like egg cartons and newspaper, Nic shows us how to save time, money...

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How to make a beautiful hanging herb garden feature, part 2

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Nicola populates Maihi's beautiful hanging garden feature and the result is gorgeous!

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How to make fresh tea from herbs in your garden

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Gardening guru Nicola Kawana makes 3 delicious flavours of tea using herbs from her very own māra (garden).

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The importance of Pollinator Parks

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Nicola meets up with Andrea at NZ's first pollinator park and talks about the importance of protecting our pollinators.Learn more here.

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Transforming a shady front garden

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Nicola helps Stacey transform her shady street-facing front lawn using a variety of low-maintenance plants.

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Planting outside the sleepout

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Our garden expert, Nicola Kawana, plants a garden to make the most of outside the sleepout.

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How to make a herb bouquet

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Stacey visits Nicola Kawana in her garden to make a stunning bouquet using fresh herbs.

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