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Megan commented on Christina Newnham's group HARVEST Community Garden Queenstown
"Do your winter crops need a boost? Help the Central Otago under 13 Boys' Hockey team fundraising effort to attend the national tournament in Auckland this October and buy a 25kg bag (or two) of sheep pellets for $10. Text or call Karyn 027 270…"
Aug 13
Jennifer Hutson is now a member of Ooooby
Aug 13
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Are you looking for a particular plant or seeds ? Do you have spares?Post your notices here.See More
Aug 6
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Aug 1
Mike O'C is now a member of Ooooby
Aug 1
Paul Zielinski replied to Caroline Wilkinson's discussion Bilberry in the group Food Growing Q&A
"got hold of some seeds a while ago on trademe now have nice 'plantation' of seedlings and 10-15 plants. I am sharing pictures on www.facebook.com/BilberryNZ/"
Jul 31
Paul Zielinski replied to Caroline Wilkinson's discussion Bilberry in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hi Caroline please see my fb page for lovely bilberry seedlings https://www.facebook.com/BilberryNZ/"
Jul 31
Paul Zielinski joined Amy Macaluso's group
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Food Growing Q&A

Ask and Answer food growing questions here.See More
Jul 31
Paul Zielinski added a discussion to the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
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Bilberries!

In response to many posts from berry lovers seeking Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) plants/seeds I have created my fb page showing those rare gems being grown in West Auckland https://www.facebook.com/BilberryNZ/Looking forward to some likes on future growth progress.See More
Jul 31
Paul Zielinski commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"In response to many posts from berry lovers seeking Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) plants/seeds I have created my fb page showing those rare gems being grown in West Auckland https://www.facebook.com/BilberryNZ/ Looking forward to some likes on…"
Jul 31
Paul Zielinski joined Hester's group
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Are you looking for a particular plant or seeds ? Do you have spares?Post your notices here.See More
Jul 31
Laura Irwin joined Gwynn Sturdevant's group
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Raw Organic Milk

A network for people interested in buying and selling raw, organic milk from local farms on a regular basis or intermittently.See More
Jul 26
Profile IconLaura Irwin and Jen Lund joined Ooooby
Jul 26
M Corbett is now a member of Ooooby
Jul 23

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Kefir grains

Hello everyone,

I have been looking for water Kefir grains with no luck,Is there anyone out there that has some spare or can put me onto a place that sells them.I live in Auckland.

Regards Neil.

Posted by Neil Stanley on September 25, 2016 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

Buidling soil and increasing fertility with chickens

When we first moved onto our little plot of land, we thought we were going to raise specialty vegetable and healing herbs for the local whole foods community. I was excited about gardening on a large scale. It didn't take me long to figure out that our little plot of land was completely infertile. I knew we were somewhat coastal but I never imagined how bad it could be.

We moved in just before summer. The first thing that we realized was that our rain water catchment was not…

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Posted by Elizabeth James on August 7, 2016 at 7:30am

Raising chickens for eggs and meat

There are environmental and animal rights groups constantly talking about the horrors of conventionally farmed chicken. After years of being a blind consumer, I opened my eyes and realized that there was a problem. I have approached the problem in a way that is pretty unique among my peers.

The vegans want me to give up meat. Unfortunately, I would starve. I am allergic to just about every plant based protein you can name. I also become violently ill when I eat seafood and…

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Posted by Elizabeth James on July 31, 2016 at 9:35am

autumn's abundance

the American tradition of thanksgiving and English harvest festivals all makes sense when I reflect on the past few weeks. Been given apples, pears, plums, quinces, free range eggs, harvesting my saffron and not even begun to prepare my garlic for sharing and planting, been so busy making jam, jellies, quince paste, bottling apples and blackboy peaches. Not that I'm complaining, it's how I unwind. timed myself and it takes 17 minutes to pluck the stigmas from 63 flowers. Bumped into Matt who… Continue

Posted by Megan on April 21, 2016 at 9:55pm

new permaculture website from PigintheMud

Quite stoked to have reached 10,000 journal downloads in over 90 countries. To celebrate this wee milestone I have been working on a new incarnation of my permaculture journals now as a more accessible web resource with case studies, images and videos accumulated over the years in developing sustainable production systems. Feel free to check it out at: www.piginthemud.com…

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Posted by Tim on March 19, 2016 at 3:19pm

Six Figure Farming NZ Tour - a huge success

Over 260 people came to one of the 10 Ooooby sponsored workshops on the Six Figure Farming NZ Tour, to hear what Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone had to share about their years of building small scale profitable urban farms on 1.5…

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Posted by James Samuel on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Kefir grains and kombucha please

Hi there I'm not entirely sure if this is the place to post but am looking for milk kefir grains and a kombucha Scoby to kickstart my healthy gut Diet. I live in Levin, horowhenua. Thanks lovely people.

Posted by Amanda Parish on February 5, 2016 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

Visiting Canadian Urban Farmers

Learn the inner workings of small-plot growing and discover how urban micro-farming can be a profitable enterprise while regenerating the land and your local food system. Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone will share the design and workings of their individual enterprises – both the production and the business – with insights and knowledge that has been hard won, but ready for you to take and implement. Details of what you can expect at these workshops, can be found at…

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Posted by James Samuel on January 23, 2016 at 9:03am

 
 
 

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