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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.
Anna Wilson added a discussion to the group Raw Organic Milk

raw milk in Nelson, Alexandra and milk kefir

Hello everyoneJust joined ooooby, what a wonderful web site! At the moment I'm working for a few weeks in Alexandra and then heading back up to Nelson to live for a while. I did have a supplier in Nelson but his cows are close to drying up now and don't really want to drive all the way to Moutere for milk. So wondering if anyone knows of any other farmers in either place?I'm.also going to start with some milk kefir too, does anyone have any they could share with me either in Alex, nelson or…See More
Anna Wilson replied to Megan's discussion Queenstown in the group Raw Organic Milk
"Hi Anna, another Anna here! I know this is an old post but just wondering if you found a supplier in Alexandra as I am living here for the next wee while and would like to buy some weekly. "
Anna Wilson joined Gwynn Sturdevant's group

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
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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
Vix Daley is now a member of Ooooby
Helen Dew left a comment for Amanda and Aaron Porteous
"I'd like to send the sturmer cuttings to you asap - please advise your email and postal address. "
Olwen Williams joined Marilyn beaucariche's group

Foragers and Gatherers

I love foraging and gathering, whether it be mushrooms plums apples rosehips blackberries wild figs, Even sneakily shaking a forgotten Olive. Anyone want to share info!
Andy Topp added a discussion to the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Nuts for nut trees

I am looking for nuts to grow into trees. I am specifically looking for large good eating walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans. I am willing to pay shipping/supply postage paid envelope.Thank youSee More
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Helen Dew commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"Give me a call asap to tee up collection of the Sturmer budwood. I may have a couple of other varieties too."
ursula mac commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"We discussed getting fruit treet rootstock at Hella's place a few weeks ago. Who/when/ where....? And yes, Helen, I'd like some Sturmer budwood please."
Helen Dew commented on Isabell Strange's group Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings
"Hi Jacob, There's still some available. Please phone me to discuss delivery etc. 06 379 8034"
Jacob Verbeek commented on Isabell Strange's group Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings
"I'm possibly too late now but if you happen to still have some, I'd be keen, Helen."


December 3


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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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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