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Lois Cubis is now a member of Ooooby
10 hours ago
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A generous gift from bee keeping friends, rendered and ready to be used in making a salve - have dried some comfrey leaves that will be steeped in the lavender and calendula oil when it's ready.
bridget beveridge is now a member of Ooooby
Joanne Dillon posted an event

Seed Exchange in Levin at Te Takere

May 20, 2016 at 9am to May 21, 2016 at 4pm
This is part of Te Takere's first Sustainable Living Expo running from 9am-6pm Friday 20 May and 10am-4pm Saturday 21 May.See More
Jane Cherry joined Miles Thompson's group

Paekakariki Growers

A place for gardeners and growers in the Paekakariki area to exchange ideas, planting calendars, and maybe even some feijoas around the local area.
Profile IconAlana Harrop, Carlos Martins, Jane Cherry and 1 more joined Ooooby
Profile IconKristine Walsh and mel joined Ooooby
May 17
Pat Foster posted a status
"hello everyone I'm interested in getting transition work going in my town, hoping for some advice"
May 16
Robyn Guyton commented on Robyn Guyton's group Food Forests NZ
"Filmed autumn 2016  - 8 minutes of our forest garden this season"
May 15
Hannes de Bruin is now a member of Ooooby
May 15
Profile IconPat Foster and sophie sowman joined Ooooby
May 13
Hester replied to Hester's discussion Free Organic Feijoas in the group Hawkes Bay NZ
"Yes. We still have lots. Message me and I'll give you my details."
May 12
Hester and Pauline Bennett are now friends
May 12
Pauline Bennett shared Hester's discussion on Facebook
May 12
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May 12
Pauline Bennett added a discussion to the group Hawkes Bay NZ


I am selling walnuts, shelled, roasted and bagged.  300gms $1.50.  300gms $5.  500gms $8   Let me know if interested.  See More
May 11


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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