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Kay Baxter and the crew from the Koanga Institute will be touring the country through May - July raising funds to save their land and save NZ's heritage seeds. Kay, co-founder of Koanga Institute, world-renowned expert in seed-saving and permaculture gardening will be doing two inspiring talks in one session, her first talk will be ‘Seeds, Humans and the Process of Co-evolution… a regenerative way forward’ and in the second Kay will share her journey around…

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"Hi there :) Yes I am still making milk kefir, and it has been growing - except I just today gave away my surplus! However, I should have more to give away in a week or so, so will let you know. I can always put it on the compost heap or feed it to…"
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World's First Crowd-Grown Feast

Official photos from the Crowd-Grown Feast held in Silo6 at Wynyard Quarter on Friday 11 April 2014. The feast was a collaboration between Enspiral, Urban Pantry and Popdining Auckland. Photo Credits to C Alex de Freitas Big thanks to our sponsors Enspiral, Peter Yealands Wines, Waterfront Auckland, Insphire Hire,…

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DRIVER NEEDED! Know anyone with a refrigerated van interested in delivering Ooooby Boxes on Tuesday afternoons? Comment below or email

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Eat anything you like, just cook it at home.

How Cooking Can Change Your Life - Michael Pollan

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family's hea...

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"I think we are in the last couple of days of this indian summer - has been great but I am ready to move on and the winter vege are are all coming on great. Just planted the second lot and getting space ready for the third - we will have a continuous…"
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Ooooby Relief Box Packers needed! If you have a spare couple of hours on a Tuesday morning, have great attention to detail and want to be up close and personal with local produce - come box packing with us! Right now we're looking for relievers who don't mind short-notice. We are based in Mt Wellington, start at 6:45am and finish around 11:30am. You can be paid in Roobys or by the hour. If you are interested please get in touch with Lisa:

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Louisa Chase left a comment for Georgia McNamara
"Hi Georgia, If you email they will send full information, agreement, and forms to sign.  You pay a $1 share, and then set up a regular payment direct to them for the milk you want ($6.60 for a 2 litre bottle). …"
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"Please give me more info on Lindsay Farm? Sounds more practical than my current arrangement. Thanks, Georgia"


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Food security news

I produce a facebook blog posting news articles on global food security issues. Feel free to post any articles you come across that are specific to the topic and properly researched.!/pages/Food-Security-News/199771066772925

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on April 5, 2014 at 10:24pm

Permaculture lifestyle block

In order to fund our planned move to a potential permaculture block I am back selling real estate on Auckland's north shore. I did this job back in the 90's in Epsom/Remuera. If you have a question about the market or would like to know what your property might be worth, email me

Sorry for the commercial, but it's for a good cause :-)

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on April 5, 2014 at 10:16pm

Endless summer

Another long dry summer. A mowing contractor is adding regular loads of grass clippings. Kali's heirloom tomatoes have been fantastic - we can't keep up with them. Interestingly they have very thick skins and the birds have left them alone. We peel them by dropping them in boiling water for 10 seconds. Had loads of acid free with basil and various dressings and buckets of the deepest red tomato soup we've ever seen. Thanks Kali! A local I met has saved me a black variety. My corn all dried…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on April 5, 2014 at 10:09pm

Homemade Greek Yogurt (Cream Cheese)

Have you ever thought about how companies make normal, store-bought cream cheese?

Na, I don’t think about it either.

I’d rather make my own awesome, home-made cream cheese!

It is super, super, super easy.

There are just two steps. That’s right, folks. TWO STEPS. Heck, you can either say it’s just one step.



To make home-made cream cheese you just transfer a container (about 1 kg) of PLAIN yogurt into a…


Posted by Irina Beckner on March 24, 2014 at 11:30pm


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