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Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page by clicking on their name. If you know of any food related events etc please feel free to share.
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"Hi- really enjoyed the Country Calendar program- it is great to see food forest information in the main stream media. Plus your place looks great!  Thanks Robyn!"
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Food Forests NZ

Food forests and forest gardens are promoted through permaculture . This forum is for those who are growing or would like to grow one in their property.See More
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

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Ooooby(Out of our own Backyards) feel free to: Connect with eachother via your pages, Write on this page if you want to share anything, Come along to any monthly backyard gatherings :) all welcome, no need to be a member, or to have a garden ;) Next Ooooby Gathering:  Sun 23rd Aug, 2.30-4.30pm at Julie's in Bellevue  (ph Carina for details, 021 064 9814) bring something along for the share table... produce, plants, seedlings, seeds.. :) or flowers/snacks - whatever ;) for more info or…See More
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NZ Ooooby Seedbank

A group for those who wish to save heirloom and open pollinated seed and make it availiable to others.List what you have in the appropriate discussion forum or add a new discussion for different seed types.See More
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AGM at Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms

September 28, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
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Seed Collecting Q&A

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Southland Seed Savers Network

Established in 1999 we are working to keep a living network of seeds that do well in Southern New Zealand.  We hold seed saving courses twice a year.We really need more seed savers in Southern NZ.See More


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Posted by Jizzy Green on August 7, 2015 at 12:52pm

Evidence of dog attack

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 8:02pm


Some citrus this year, mandarins, oranges, limes, grapefruit. Should have put in the persimon in year one. I've put in asparagus three years late. The bed in front of the west facing wall is very hot and dry. Good for melons and grapes. Have moved the rhubarb to a better irrigated spot with deep soil. Passionfruit seed has germinated. I have to figure out how to contain the chooks but still let them forage. They seem to be happier on everyone else's property and I think it's grass they…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:42pm

Chitted seed

The chitted corn and beans had fantastic germination but the corn is dieing back although it has pollinated. Broad Beans are a winter crop anyway.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:37pm


Temperature will drop to 4 degC tonight and one of my chooks was attacked by a roaming pair of dogs and lost half her feathers. I have solved the problem by loading steaming composting grass into their sleeping house and putting a layer of polystyrene foam waste on the roof. So insulation plus under-floor heating. The compost will generate heat for three days. One other chook hasn't come home so I don't know if she is dead or just hiding. Have dropped flyers around the area with a phone…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:35pm


My bananas didn't produce very promising fruit and took up a lot of space so I chopped them up and dumped them in the soak hole at the lower end of the section along with the taro. Being indestructible they both took root and now serve as transpirers and will block the neighbours house in two years. May eventually produce something edible if you can wait that long.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:29pm

The Transition Conference is back!

On behalf of Naresh.

After a 3 year gap since our last event at Battersea Arts Centre, the 2015 gathering will bring together delegates from across the worldwide Transition Movement, connecting National Hubs with local Initiatives and celebrating the wonderful achievements and work that have been occurring since we began this journey back in 2006. Our intention for this event is to make an affordable,…


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