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ursula mac commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"And Hella....I still own you some money for Simon's wooden angel. Will you be in town anytime soon?"
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ursula mac commented on Pete Russell's group Wairarapa NZ
"Hi, Anyone heard of a guy here in the Wairarapa called Barry Ackram? He makes heat/wetback converters. A friend of mine is trying to track him down but we can't find him through conventional means :-) We are not sure how to spell his surname…"
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Margaret Jones is now a member of Ooooby
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Anna Robinson replied to Wayne Erb's discussion Perennial vegetables in the group Food Forests NZ
"Love this link - keen to see more replies too!  We have a food forest group here in Alexandra, central Otago, and have just confirmed with council the opportunity to rescue a disused piece of council land to create a food forest.  Very…"
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Anna Robinson joined Robyn Guyton's group
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Food Forests NZ

Food forests and forest gardens are promoted through permaculture . This forum is for those who are growing or would like to grow one in their property.See More
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Anna Robinson commented on Anna Robinson's event Plastic Free July
"We've got over 30 people signed up now - wahoo!  And got a support group going - staying in touch via email and facebook.  We all met on Friday for a plastic free  morning tea, got a support kit which consisted of an origami…"
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Anna Robinson commented on Anna Robinson's event Plastic Free July
"Thanks Tania!  We are feeling challenged, yet know that this is achievable.  We've got a good garden, and stores in the cupboard from summer/autumn harvest. Bin Inn down the road and a supportive butcher and green grocer.…"
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Tania Ashman commented on Anna Robinson's event Plastic Free July
"Want to encourage you heaps. Its a fun but hard challenge that is really worthwhile. We have done it for a couple of years and found it quite life changing! Kia kaha tonu!"
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Tania Ashman is attending Anna Robinson's event
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Plastic Free July at our planet!

July 1, 2015 at 6pm to July 31, 2015 at 7pm
Anyone in our area keen to join a group who are trying plastic free july?Theres a small group of us so far, but would love more people in our area to join ths group - we'll be sharing ideas, local suppliers details, recipes, hard bits and easy bits all on a facebook page.  Support and conversation between us all!…See More
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Tania Ashman posted a status
"Just planted a couple black currents. Havent grown them before. Anyone out there in Hamilton NZ successfully growing black currents?"
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Tania Ashman is now a member of Ooooby
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Megan posted an event

Fruit tree Pruning Demonstration at Queenstown Harvest Gardens

July 26, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Ben Elms will demonstrate on the four year old apple, pear, quince and apricots trees in our gardens, how to prune and train the young trees. Gold coin donation with all proceeds to be shared with the Hawea Flat Domain Food Forest.See More
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Megan added a discussion to the group HARVEST Community Garden Queenstown
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Fruit tree Pruning Demonstration - Sunday 26 July 2015 - 1pm

Ben Elms will demonstrate on the four year old apple, pear, quince and apricots trees in our gardens on Gorge Road, how to prune and train the young trees.Gold coin donation with all proceeds to be shared with the Hawea Flat Domain Food Forest.See More
Saturday
Ben Cheah commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Hi there, I am minding my son's silkie cockerel. It is lonely and I would like a hen for it. "
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Ben Cheah joined Vincent Dickie's group
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Grey Lynn Farmers' Market

Community owned and operated farmers' market opening at 9am on Sunday 6th September at Grey Lynn Community Centre. We invite Ooooby members to sign up as members of GLFM and sell / exchange produce on our local exchange table on Sunday mornings!See More
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Ben Cheah joined Isabell Strange's group
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Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings

To share information on propagating plants such as fruit and nut trees and bushes or any food growing plants, herbs or beneficial companions for which seed growing is not so viable or reliable
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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 8:02pm

Patience

Some citrus this year, mandarins, oranges, limes, grapefruit. Should have put in the persimon in year one. I've put in asparagus three years late. The bed in front of the west facing wall is very hot and dry. Good for melons and grapes. Have moved the rhubarb to a better irrigated spot with deep soil. Passionfruit seed has germinated. I have to figure out how to contain the chooks but still let them forage. They seem to be happier on everyone else's property and I think it's grass they…

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:42pm

Chitted seed

The chitted corn and beans had fantastic germination but the corn is dieing back although it has pollinated. Broad Beans are a winter crop anyway.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:37pm

Chickinsulation

Temperature will drop to 4 degC tonight and one of my chooks was attacked by a roaming pair of dogs and lost half her feathers. I have solved the problem by loading steaming composting grass into their sleeping house and putting a layer of polystyrene foam waste on the roof. So insulation plus under-floor heating. The compost will generate heat for three days. One other chook hasn't come home so I don't know if she is dead or just hiding. Have dropped flyers around the area with a phone…

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:35pm

Persistence

My bananas didn't produce very promising fruit and took up a lot of space so I chopped them up and dumped them in the soak hole at the lower end of the section along with the taro. Being indestructible they both took root and now serve as transpirers and will block the neighbours house in two years. May eventually produce something edible if you can wait that long.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:29pm

The Transition Conference is back!

On behalf of Naresh.

After a 3 year gap since our last event at Battersea Arts Centre, the 2015 gathering will bring together delegates from across the worldwide Transition Movement, connecting National Hubs with local Initiatives and celebrating the wonderful achievements and work that have been occurring since we began this journey back in 2006. Our intention for this event is to make an affordable,…

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Posted by Pete Russell on June 5, 2015 at 11:13am

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

 
 
 

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