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Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival at Aparima College Hall

March 24, 2018 from 10am to 4:30pm
The 10th Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival is a celebration of Southland's home harvest & of traditional growing, harvesting and preserving methods. During the festival there will be workshops, demonstrations, displays, a farmers market, a pot-luck feast, music & friendly company! Riverton’s annual Heritage Harvest Festival is Southlands most heart- warming. Robert Guyton, one of the organizers, says “Our festival is so wholesome, you could serve it up on a plate at a country picnic”,…See More
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"Hi Kiwi,My garden and orchard have been very productive. However, the property changes hands mid March and it will be a couple of years until my new orchard comes into production. I'm planting into Evergrow root-trainer bags that miniaturise…"
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Blog Posts

Breakfast Cereals

In economics, product markets are described as the final place in which goods and services are made available to the consumers. It is thus a meeting point for sellers to interact with the buyers for a given commodity or service. One such example of a product market is that of breakfast cereals. Breakfast often constitutes one of the most important meals of the day and as such, the wide variety of products available for this particular meal. The market works in a seemingly simple way where…


Posted by Katina Wilson on November 27, 2017 at 10:26pm

Kefir grains

Hello everyone,

I have been looking for water Kefir grains with no luck,Is there anyone out there that has some spare or can put me onto a place that sells them.I live in Auckland.

Regards Neil.

Posted by Neil Stanley on September 25, 2016 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

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…


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…


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

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 — 2 Comments



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