Story: Shelter on farms

Shelter for home and gardens

Shelter for home and gardens

In the South Island’s tussock grasslands, shelter is particularly important around homesteads. It protects farming families from winds and occasional snow, and creates a microclimate that allows vegetable and ornamental gardens to flourish.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - The need for shelter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008