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Hamilton NZ

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
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Raw Organic Milk

A network for people interested in buying and selling raw, organic milk from local farms on a regular basis or intermittently.See More
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ISO Fruit trees and lettuce

Hi,I'm in Tauranga and keen to plant some fruit trees in our garden. I'm after plums, cherry, grape and passion fruit. Also rhubarb.I also need some leafy lettuce seedlings for summer salads. Spinach welcome too. Happy to pay and pick up.Thanks!Natashia0210471501See More
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Are you looking for a particular plant or seeds ? Do you have spares?Post your notices here.See More
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Isabell Strange commented on Isabell Strange's group Companion Planting
"Just watched this great little youtube video with a wealth of companion planting advice very well done. https://youtu.be/iX9mQNswJrw"
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Liana commented on Joanna Morton's group Wellington NZ freecycle and barter
"Does anyone have a rotary hoe that we can borrow for an afternoon sometime soon?"
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Wellington NZ freecycle and barter

For those who have something they would like to give away and those looking for something that might be lying round someone's garage. KEEP IT FOOD/GARDEN RELATED PLEASE. It may in some cases incur postage. That's up to you. Offers of swaps are OK.
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Rotorua NZ

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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…

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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…

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Posted by Elizabeth James on July 31, 2016 at 9:35am

Change The World

Am aware that I might be asking the impossible, but this is the right place to ask it...

My garden in Auckland wants a ground crop that I can plant now and harvest at the end of September.

Anything considered, wasabi, cut flowers, ... So long as I can sell the produce and make a buck off it, then I should be trying to use the land as intensively as possible, no?…

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Posted by Michael Ryan on July 16, 2016 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

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: www.piginthemud.com…

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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…

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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…

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

 
 
 

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