Containers - Contented Containers

The origins of Container Gardening date back to the beginnings of early human civilization. Many if not most of the world’s plant species that have migrated from one place to another with the development of civilization have been transported in containers. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and many of the exotic garden displays in Egypt, Greece and Rome often grew in containers of many shapes and sizes.

Today Container Gardening is among the most popular and often most practical forms of gardening. Almost everyone has a few treasured pots. Even confirmed non-gardeners will often proudly display some captive shred they have successfully kept alive. It is politically correct to be “green” these days. And those who can proudly display their well-kept collection of container-grown plants, even when grown in an urban high-rise apartment in the midst of a concrete jungle often receive accolades of appreciation for their ‘green fingers’.

A recent United Nations survey recorded that 97% of the world’s population is now removed from the land that supports them. Since Humankind are one of nature’s hunting/gathering species, it is not surprising that we instinctually reaffirm our earthy heritage through container gardening. And those who do this consistently, and really well, have indeed mastered a magic of environmental understanding that sets them apart from the rest.

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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Aust. in 1981. Since then they both men have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton.

Plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers.
Plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

Contact Us

Quarter Acrea Paradise
23 Vine Street
Mangere East 2024
Auckland New Zealand

Text: 0274720700
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Email: info@daleharvey.com