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Megan added a discussion to the group HARVEST Community Garden Queenstown
15 hours ago
Johanna Salisbury is now a member of Ooooby
Gaila and Walter Waine are now friends
Neil Stanley posted a blog post

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.See More
Neil Stanley is now a member of Ooooby
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true garlic seed

a very special gift of true seed from pollinated garlic flowers.for more information about producing true seed read this article -…
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Blackboy peach grown from a pip

"blossoms are starting to open, 10 flower buds so far, some more small buds that are round but not big enough yet to tell if they are fruit or leaf buds."
Sep 20
Megan replied to Megan's discussion Blackboy peach stones in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hello Helen, I will have some bbp stones soon but no seedlings, they are very easy to grow out, just leave outdoors over winter. I've sent you a friend request with my address. just send a stamped addressed envelope to me (the smallest size…"
Sep 20
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Helen commented on Hester's blog post Saving Tomatoes
" Do you have any spare seed from more unusual coloured tomatoes? Am afraid mine are basic ..and would love to try sometning new....thanks...helen "
Sep 19
Helen replied to Megan's discussion Blackboy peach stones in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
" Any young plants of BBP  "
Sep 19
Helen commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi all, Looking for coloured freesias - I can only exchange for white or some herbs, trying to find bulbs now to flower next season  before they die off for this year....willing to buy if need be..... thanks, helen"
Sep 19
Kristin Scheibe is now a member of Ooooby
Sep 15
Megan posted a photo

Blackboy peach grown from a pip

First year that it's blossomed
Sep 11
Sungee updated their profile
Sep 10
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"The Localising Food Project is making a new Documentary about FOOD FORESTS in NZ, 'Fruit and Nuts Unlimited!'   Watch the trailer - We need your help ☺…"
Sep 10


Blog Posts

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

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…


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…


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:…


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…


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…


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



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