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Garden Planet

Are you green-fingered or all thumbs when it comes to gardening? Garden Planet tackles everything from seasonal gardening and garden maintenance, to problem-solving, troubleshooting, and what to plant and when. Tune in for garden goss, community notices and interviews with experts and enthusiasts on all things green or growing. Email with your questions. 


  • Presenter / Producer: Selina Chan

    In a previous life Selina worked as a librarian and hosted Book Chooks, a radio show for book lovers. Her other love is gardening and she's since had the chance to work as a gardener, managing to keep up her garden blogging alongside. She is an avid reader and writer, loves singing, and shares the garden duties with her chickens.

  • Presenter: Karyn Jones

    A firm believer in community and self-sustainability, Karyn has always had an interest in nature and keenness for gardening. A part-time teacher, mum to Max and wife to Pierre, Karyn jumped at the opportunity to join the Garden Planet team. As she puts it: We can save the planet one organic garden (or two...) at a time. Hear, hear!

Garden Planet

Wednesday, 8 April, 2020

Introducing Rongoā

In this repeat episode, Selina learns more about Rongoā from Joanne Hakaraia-Olson who shares with us all about Maori Herbal medicine, identifying plants we can use for our health and wellbeing. We find many uses for plant of the week Harakeke. You won’t look at our native flax the same way again!

Previous podcasts

  • WEDNESDAY 1/04/2020

  • WEDNESDAY 25/03/2020

  • WEDNESDAY 18/03/2020

  • WEDNESDAY 11/03/2020

  • Gardening in a dry spell

    • WEDNESDAY 19/02/2020
    • Interests & Hobbies

    Seasoned gardener Terri shares her list of tough plants for a dry garden and has some tips for saving water. Which one will we nominate for plant of the week?

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