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Liz replied to Gary and Margaret - Kiwimana's discussion Where to Buy? in the group Vermiculture
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"I agree with Donna, people use these terms interchangeably. Note that in terms of dilution 1:10 is usually recommended but that's just a general rule because your worm tea "mother" can change quite a lot in concentration to begin…"
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Hawke's Bay NZ Freecycle & Barter

Let's try to find more like minded people from 'the bay' to join Ooooby and we can all share knowledge, resources, produce and friendship.
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Tania Barreira replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Trades/Swaps/Wanted kefir grains, raw milk, sourdough starters etc..... in the group Weston A Price
"Hi everyone. I'm looking for milk kefir grains and a kombucha scoby. If anyone has some of this to spare I would greatly appreciate. Can swap for some fermented veggies (sauerkraut) if you like or pay for postage. I'm in Raglan/Hamilton…"
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Weston A Price

A group to discuss and learn more about the traditional culinary customs of our ancestors and how we can bring more nutrient dense food into our lives as researched by Dr. Weston A Price.
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Hi Wairarapa NZ Group members!  My name is Lucy, I live in Featherston, Wairarapa, and I'm a member of this group.  I've not been very active in the group, but I keep an eye on the discussion threads, which are always very vibrant and interesting. I am the Southern Area Coordinator for Arrow FM, which is one of 12 access radio stations in NZ.  Arrow FM serves the Wairarapa, and we provide the facilities, infrastructure and training to enable people to make radio by, for and about the wonderful…See More
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Asparagus crowns

The patch that these were growing in had been overgrown by couch so had to be dug up and replanted. 
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ursula mac commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"Food Matters Conference; Dr.Vandana Shiva is a guest speaker at this series of events. Wellington event is 14-15 Feb 2015. Register at"
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Wild oregano

Growing along the walking track beside the community garden. Lots of watercress in the stream too. 
Nov 15


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The garden

So, after getting the food forest started, it was time to start on the vege garden. First I layed that old carpet and underfelt all over the ground in the backyard to kill off the grass. I had hoped it would kill off the grass completely by September when I planned to start double digging, but by the end of August…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

election day activities

voted early last week so spent the morning gardening:)

the forecasted bad weather never eventuated and enjoyed a glorious sunny day. planted pip grown blackboy peach and apricot trees at home, dug out couch from saffron bed and buried Bokashi bucket contents & coffee grinds into one of the fallow beds earmarked for potatoes at the community garden.

transplanted self sown perpetual spinach, ragged jack kale and chamomile - all originally grown from seed Kali shared with… Continue

Posted by Megan on September 20, 2014 at 7:28pm

The food forest grows

Another mandarin - Burgess Scarlet, is added to the citrus family.…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

The start of a food forest...

Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.

While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…


Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm

4 roses surplus to requirements

Smooth variety, thornless and scented. Please contact me if interested

Posted by Sarah Louise Rose Yates on July 6, 2014 at 12:26pm

Winter diary

Have dug in the sheet composted coffee grounds and grass clippings. I think it makes a better veggie bed combining the organic matter with the topsoil although no-dig purists may disapprove. Have planted out a lot of self sown corn and lettuce seedlings and mixed the corn with broad beans. Need to add squash for the Mexican triumvirate. The whole site is covered in weeds now and we are finally getting some mandarins, lemons, limes and oranges. 

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on July 2, 2014 at 9:42pm

Gluten free

Junko has researched and perfected a number of gluten free bread and cake recipes to get me off the wheat energy roller coaster. I don't fall asleep in the afternoon now and my bakery bill has dropped. She's using mixtures of spelt, rye, rice, corn and potato flours. Some taro and a couple of bananas have survived where I chucked them in the corner soak hole where the run-off ends up. Comfrey is everywhere. I miss my chickens - if anyone in Akl needs to get rid of a couple of layers please…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on July 2, 2014 at 9:41pm


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