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Margaret Beers Oliver posted a status
"Looks like I didn't die. I am not really active yet, but doing much better. Thought I would drop in and say hi."
Kazel Cass is now a member of Ooooby
Janine Nicholson commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Great Jenny.  He is from Precious Poultry in Thames.  His name is Sparkle!! Can you please contact me on 021 038 9905.  Thanks Janine"
Jenny Freewalker commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"hi Janine, we're in Swanson and looking for a new rooster as don't want interbreeding."
Janine Nicholson commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Hi there, we live in West Auckland and have a young rooster that needs rehousing.  He is a heavy breed, speckled Sussex.  Hasn't started crowing yet but am guessing it will any day now.  Please get in touch if you are able to…"
Robert Boesnach and hennie are now friends
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Hester left a comment for Pauline Bennett
"Hi Pauline. Chantal Foods, in Hastings Street, has organic cabbages."
Jun 17
Eileen Cameron is now a member of Ooooby
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Sandra Greenwood is now a member of Ooooby
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Natalie Gordon is now a member of Ooooby
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Natalie Carrad replied to Kaipara Coast Dairy Goats's discussion Fresh Goats Milk in the group Weston A Price
"Many thanks. ☺"
Jun 10
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Tracey Lankshear is now a member of Ooooby
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Pauline Bennett commented on Hester's group Hawkes Bay NZ
"Hi everyone.  Can anyone in Napier tell me where (locally) I can buy an organic cabbages please?  I'm making saukraut so def need for this.  Thank you"
Jun 7


Blog Posts

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 — 1 Comment

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

Saving Tomatoes

I haven't done much propagating in the last 3 years so my collection of saved seeds is getting old.

I have collected quite a lot of varieties of tomato seed and I want to grow them again andsave some fresh seed.

A storage container with many of my seeds in it was accidently moved to our shed. The shed gets warm in Summer, so is not an ideal place for storing seed.

When I finally tracked the container down and rescued it I found that mice had got in and eaten some of my…


Posted by Hester on September 23, 2015 at 3:00pm

Sustainable Living

I write a weekly blog on Living Sustainably, if anyone is interested; click on the link below:

There are hints and tips from growing fruit and veggies, to home and kitchen tips, hacks and DIY ideas.…


Posted by Jizzy Green on August 7, 2015 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment


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