Harvest-a-bit-on-the-side – Cottage business details


A New Zealand email discussion group

Description from the Website


“A group for New Zealand homeschooling families only – buyers and sellers.
Wanting to support the homeschool community? Here is where you can find what other homeschooling families are selling. Please join us, the mail volume is low –
Monthly a list of business (most of them are small cottage enterprises) is sent to you. There are occasional emails when someone wants to announce a new product or special offers ( Please limit these to one per business per three months). You are welcome to ask if someone is selling what you would like to buy.
Whether it is a little cottage business selling books or a business your child has started or something bigger let us know.”

Here is a list of home education resource suppliers and other cottage businesses run by Home Educators in alphabetical order.

If you would like your homeschool business/ministry to be included on this list, please email the details to Michelle: bylsand@yahoo.co.nz.
Your details need to be about 15 lines at the maximum. Thank you.

JUDITH ANDERTON ~ Avon Representative // Independent Rawleighs Distributor, based in Central Wellington, (some p&p may be added for out of town orders. But 4 more information or 2 buy ~ please contact me ~ pjanderton@maxnet.co.nz

Descriptions:  Printable Games for Thrifty Homeschoolers!  Print~Cut~Play~Learn.  Keep them motivated.   Give your children confidence, skills & a love of learning in Math, Early Reading & Geography simply by playing games.  All children love to play games!  All under $5.00 & links to FREE Educational resources.
Address:  http://www.brainegames.com

The Broad Room
Started in 2002 by Stephanie Walmsley, The Broad Room is a place for encouragement and inspiration as  you homeschool your children. Stephanie offers study guides, homeschool diaries , courses and books as well as a blog and book recommendations. Read more at: www.thebroadroom.co.nz

Visit us at www.creakycorner.co.nz We sell Rod and Staff, Pathway Readers, Creation Research and other Christian material (including Veggie Tales and Francine Rivers). email kathy@creakings.net or phone (09) 296 6126 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (09) 296 6126      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

NZ HOMESCHOOLING GUIDE TO APPLYING FOR AN EXEMPTION A step by step guide through the application process for parents and homeschool groups. While the book itself costs $16 plus $2 p&p, I am happy to also provide free assistance to any parents struggling with their exemptions or unsure about the process. Contact Kay Christensen, at robert.ryan@xtra.co.nz 

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW This is a 6-8 week Auckland course proposed for 2007, introducing high school students and adults to the language of the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament) without the commitment needed to study the language in full. The main objective is to equip Christians young and old with basic and practical tools to help in their bible study, improve biblical literacy and give greater appreciation and knowledge of God’s Word. Contact Kay Christensen, at robert.ryan@xtra.co.nz .

We carry a large stock of, children’s toys, Ladies underwear, kitchenwear, novelty items, batteries, and more. A new feature to Discount Trader is we are now selling ESA schooling books. From yrs 3 up to yr 13. www.discounttraders.co.nz Tina

ECOLific Store
Family business, Mumma, 5 boys and 1 wee girl, (Daddy is the CEO and leaves us to it – except for deliveries and postage – hehe) (online – www.ecolific.co.nz) specialising in dehydrators, blenders, ceramic knives, healthy living, stainless steel drinking bottles, ECO soaps and lip smoothies – and more to come.  Information about the Raw Food diet – eating for health.) For your health, Jo Crozier http://www.ecolific.co.nz http://www.raw-mumma.com jo@ecolific.co.nz

We are a homschooling family of 11, living in rural Northland. We sell products from No Greater Joy Ministries (The ministry of Michael and Debi Pearl)and Lamplighter Publishing. Please feel free to contact us with your questions. Paul & Crystal Bakulich ‘The Harvest’ http://harvestnz.shorturl.com harvestbooks@maxnet.co.nz 09 439 1457

Heavenly Herbs
Maree Murphy, Christian Medical Herbalist. Home-based business run by Maree(ex Science teacher and homeschooling Mum for the last 19 years). We sell a range of herb teas, creams, fresh and dried herbs, herb salts, herb tea pots, Epsom salts etc. The creams have natural ingredients and no nasty parabens or sodium laurylsulphate which may be carcinogenic. Where possible we use herbs grown organically on our quarter acre property. Email – murphys@watchdog.net.nz
Website – www.heavenlyherbs.co.nz

**Publishers of Keystone Journal of Christian Home Schoolers, a quarterly magazine to inform, challenge, encourage and inspire with regular columns such as the    Feature Family, Faith of Us Fathers, Home Education Research, In Line with Scripture, Tough Questions, Graduates Speak, etc.
**We also publish a bi-monthly TEACH Bulletin full of current NZ legislative, political, school and university trends which may impact home educators.
**Books written and/or published by Craig and Barbara Smith: Training our Children; “”NEW”” Applying for an Exemption to Educate at Home $5.00 including postage; An Introduction to Home Education in New Zealand; The Evidence of the Superiority of Home Education over Conventional Schooling; Negotiating the Curriculum Maze by Carol Munroe; 15 Things Every Father Must Do with His Sons; Your Worldview has Implications and The Christian Imperative; Santifying Your Sons and Daughters; Preparing for an ERO Review

**also sell: TimeChart History of the World; Books, CDs and DVDs on strengthening the Christian family plus more including books from VisionForum.com and TriviumPursuit.com
PO Box 9064, Palmerston North, ph. (06) 357-4399, mail@hef.org.nz,
https://hef.org.nz/ Craig and Barbara Smith, Free call 0800 100 692 

Issacharian is working to equip men, women, boys and girls so that they might understand the times in order to know what to do. Issacharian has a publishing arm, a bookselling arm and an email newsletter called Issacharian Daughters to encourage and exhort girls at home. The books sold by Issacharian Books include So Much More by Anna and Elizabeth Botkin, Emotional Purity by Heather Paulsen, Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald, Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America by Jeff Pollard plus others.  Issacharian also publishes and sells four Bible studies for girls by Genevieve de Deugd (nee Smith) and the Botkin sisters. All of these books and Bible studies, while appropriate for men to read, have been picked specifically for the equipping of women in their role, to give them a vision for Christian modesty, to help them to guard their hearts, to promote Godliness in their lives, to encourage them to grow closer to their Saviour and to love Him more. To order books or to make equiries, contact Issacharian Books, 4 Tawa Street, Palmerston North, 06 357 4399 or fax 06 357 4389, http://www.issacharian.com mail@hef.org.nz Free Call 0800 100 692

Home-based business run by an ex teacher (don’t hold that against me <g>) and now home educating mum. I am absolutely passionate about learning and my #1 aim with this business is to help YOU help your children achieve excellence. Good selection carried of local and overseas material across all subject areas. We only stock resources that we know really well and can therefore personally recommend. If we can’t help you, we’ll point you in the direction of others who can. We import classic reading books on demand but otherwise everything is held in stock. Phone for an afternoon appointment or
check out our website. Web: www.learnex.co.nz . Full online shopping facilities.
Email list: subscribe@learnex.co.nz . Specials, new products, helpful tips etc.
Complete product lists may be downloaded from the website or requested by emailing us on learn@learnex.co.nz

I import and sell (on a very small scale), home schooling “how to” type books, such as the “Charlotte Mason Companion”, “Educating the Wholehearted Child”, and “The Well Trained Mind”.  I also stock the “Story of the World” Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Activity books.  I have some of Michael and Debi Pearl’s books and tapes, including the tremendously popular “Created to Be His Helpmeet”.  And I have a range of good reading books too. I have a catalogue I can email to interested people. Paulette Fawcett Lenabosa mpfawcett@xtra.co.nz

Lew & Angela Meyer Life Quest Resources
Christian books and DVDs to equip and educate Christian young people “Handling Hot Hormones” 5-episode DVD series about relationships and following Jesus www.handlinghothormones.com “Life Quest” 16-episode DVD presentation of the evidence for the truth of Christianity and how to live for Jesus. “RAD” 8-episode DVD teen version of Life Quest with young actors “Which Faith is True?” A small book about evidence for the truth of Christianity compared to other religions.
“When Life’s a Mess” A small book on emotions, depression, suicide and faith. “Youth, Love and the Sex Explosion”. A small book on relationships, sex
and dating.

I run a training and distributing company to help special needs families and professionals teach maths to their children. This programme uses Numicon and other maths equipment in a new and fresh way that is having wonderful success around the world. This year I am running courses in Christchurch, Wellington, New
Plymouth and Tauranga through the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association. The Numicon programme was developed in the UK from the work by
Catherine Stern who was a strong advocate for using manipulatives for learning maths concepts. This programme would be a great support to families with children who have Down Syndrome, autism and dyspraxia. I do not know about other groups who may benefit from this. It is very new to NZ. You may contact me personally on margi.leech@xtra.co.nz for further details.

Nouthetic counseling consists of lovingly confronting people out of deep concern in order to help them make those changes that God requires.
*Nouthetic Counselors of New Zealand (NCNZ) offer counseling to those who need Biblical help with addressing and resolving matters of personal concern.
*NCNZ provides comprehensive training for those who are interested in gaining greater knowledge of the Word of Truth together with the practical application of God’s Word.
http://www.nouthetic.org.nz john@nouthetic.org.nz 029-247-5133
Nouthetic Counseling Books: https://hef.org.nz/2011/nouthetic-counseling-books/
Craig and Barbara Smith, PO Box 9064, Palmerston North, ph. (06) 357-4399, mail@hef.org.nz, Free call 0800 100 692

Pickled Pepper Proofreading
Send me your document – big or small – as an e-mail attachment, and I will give you a free quote. I guarantee your satisfaction: if you’re not smiling, I’ll return your money! E-mail me any time at pickledpepperproofreading@gmail.com

Real Special Ltd is an online business specialising in products for those with special educational needs, e.g. reading difficulties. It was set up by Carole Bennett who is a primary teacher, teacher of of Special Needs and also a teacher of the Deaf.  www.realspecial.co.nz This year Carole has taken a year out from teaching to home-school her teenagers and also to concentrate on Real Special. The products are mainly software and several items come in home versions making them suitable for home schoolers.  Please note these items are not Christian content. We also sell Go Talk communication talkers for those with cerebral palsy etec and have a range of software for those with profound special needs.  For any advice, please contact Carole sales@realspecial.co.nz 03 526 6066

Inspirational Scripture Cards:  $3.99 each or 6 for $19.99
Professional quality photographs with Scripture quotes.  Great for an extra special note of encouragement as well as excellent gifts for that special someone.
Photographs also available in framed prints.  Frames come in 3 sizes (small, medium, and large).  Prices to fit any budget!  (ranges from $24.99 to $49.99)
http://sewingtruth.digitalexegesis.com/ 10% discount given to homeschool families Contact sewingtruth@digitalexegesis.com

Systematic Phonics NZ is an easy to use phonics programme. It was created by a homeschooling mother of nine children who holds a degree in Education and Philosophy from the University of Auckland. Systematic Phonics is distributed on a CD and so is very versatile. You can print it all out at once, or just a specific section as appropriate. Also, with Systematic Phonics, you spend your money once, and see it used twice; you get the benefit of a sound, easy to use phonics programme, whilst 80% of your purchase price is donated to The Life Foundation in India. For more info please see www.systematicphonics.org or email nzinfo@systematicphonics.org. On our website, you can download sample sheets, and you can also purchase Systematic Phonics securely using your credit card.

Steve and Debbie Ball (home educating for 17 years) and family in rural Nelson seek to encourage and equip others as they seek a gentle, natural lifestyle.  Handmade wooden items, Tui Balms, buckwheat husk pillows and cushions, lovely beautiful natural things and a blog full of family and home education advice.