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Donna Mac Rae replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Trades/Swaps/Wanted kefir grains, raw milk, sourdough starters etc..... in the group Weston A Price
"I would love a scoby and some starter.  Can you let me know when is a good time? Thanks Donna"
Friday
Donna Mac Rae replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Trades/Swaps/Wanted kefir grains, raw milk, sourdough starters etc..... in the group Weston A Price
"if you cant get any I have a wholemeal starter that has become white flour then back again = you should be able to move it over to rye.  Let me know. I'm in Pakuranga. Donna "
Friday
Irina Beckner replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Trades/Swaps/Wanted kefir grains, raw milk, sourdough starters etc..... in the group Weston A Price
"Hi does anyone have any rye sourdough started. I am in Auckland Central. Thanks!"
Friday
Hannah Lawless replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Trades/Swaps/Wanted kefir grains, raw milk, sourdough starters etc..... in the group Weston A Price
"Hello! I have free kombucha scobys and starter tea available. I'm based in Mount Albert, Auckland. Please let me know if you'd like one – I have plenty to go around."
Friday
Kat Howard joined Bridge Scully's group
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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.
Thursday
Kat Howard is now a member of Ooooby
Thursday
kiwi brown replied to TJ's discussion Gorilla snot (Nostoc commune) in the group Growing Under Glass
"I got some from nursery plants but don't think it has survived here.  Lots of interesting stuff on web re it.  Here is a page from Rae Roadley site which I copied so you could see what is used to kill it: Slimy brown scum – it…"
Wednesday
Anna Holmes left a comment for Jan Reed
"Cool! I will give you a call in a couple of weeks.. just need to get through holidays and working full time next week, then I might feel a wee bit sane again! Lol! Talk to you then. :)"
Wednesday
Anna Holmes and Jan Reed are now friends
Wednesday
Jan Reed left a comment for Anna Holmes
"Hi again Anna, thankyou for your reply and kind invitation. meant to include my ph no  so here it is now 2807335 which is a landline with slingshot , I look forward to hearing from you when you get a chance. Bye for now Jan."
Wednesday
Anna Holmes left a comment for Jan Reed
"Hi Jan, Thanks so much for your message. Thats great that you have moved here! Te Awamutu is a great little town. I hope you are feeling settled. My garden is a little neglected at the moment - juggling home, work and kids is a challenge for sure.…"
Wednesday
TJ added a discussion to the group Growing Under Glass
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Gorilla snot (Nostoc commune)

Anybody else having issues with Nostoc Commune in their glasshouse?  I have found some on my gravel floor.  Would prefer not to use harsh chemicals, but are there any other options in such a hot and humid environment?See More
Tuesday
Jan Reed left a comment for Anna Holmes
"Hi Anna, I have recently shifted to Te Awamutu and looking for like-minded people to connect with. I've been a member of the Tauranga Ooooby group for several years and miss the gatherings etc. cheers jan."
Tuesday
Tanya Murphy is now a member of Ooooby
Tuesday
Craig Bensemann replied to Donna Mac Rae's discussion Looking for Okinawa Spinach in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"I had to google this one when I saw your post. I don't have any but if you end up with some I'd love to grab a cutting once its established. Craig"
Apr 12
Sharon Watt joined Megan's group
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Bokashi

For everyone interested to learn more about this method of composting. If you're already using it, please share your experience, tips and advice.
Apr 11

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Some interesting facts about Comfrey

Hi all I just kicked off a research program that seeks to realize the untapped potential for comfrey, an ancient Russian herb.  If you’re interested in supporting my efforts, a grass roots citizen science project, and have a few bucks to spare please support my pledgeme…

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Posted by Tim on March 22, 2015 at 1:42pm

Passive solar

House design is an integral aspect of permaculture with passive solar and other low energy input designs. The conundrum is that we really need different designs for winter and summer. In Japan we have cold dry winters and hot muggy summers so the Japanese approach was that it was better to be cool in summer and freeze in winter. If I paint the west facing wall matt black the concrete will absorb heat during the day and radiate half of it back into the house at night. In summer a white wall…

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:58pm

Arid micro-climate

Water melon and cucumbers have done well in the searing heat by the west facing wall of the house. Everything else seems to struggle. It's all about trial and observation. I want to avoid being dependent on hand watering if possible. I'm considering another grape or peach against this wall as they seem to be able to find water.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:52pm

refusing to die

The banana roots and taro I chucked in the soak hole to die have revived and are doing well. It's the lowest point of the site so they must be getting water. Should have put them there in the first place. As Jacques Cousteau said 'Life is very persistent.'

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on March 5, 2015 at 3:47pm

Symphony of the Soil

Posted by Mariana on March 2, 2015 at 9:47am

How to Make a Human Being

Posted by Mariana on March 2, 2015 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

The garden grows

Well, now that we are at the end of December, my garden is finally starting to take off :) I started planting Labour weekend, but everything I planted failed to grow and some things were taken out by the thousands of little slugs I have living in my woodchips. After talking to friends, I think the plants failed to grow because the ground was covered with mulch and took longer to warm up. Plus the garden is exposed to the sou-wester winds, soil is a bit compacted etc etc. Next year I will…

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Posted by Sarah Walsh on December 31, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective offers stories and solutions for meeting human needs while simultaneously restoring the health of the ecosystems we live in.

Looking forward to watching this documentary when it gets released! More info…

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Posted by Mariana on December 6, 2014 at 8:37pm

 
 
 

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