A place to learn from each other about growing food.

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Grey Lynn Community Centre.

510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Cost: Koha (recommend $5-$10)


Next session: Thursday 1st December 7.00pm - 8.30pm. 

Topic: Getting 'Gifty' with the Garden 


Let's get Creative for Christmas. This evening will be a fun get together to learn how to make some nice things from and for the garden. 

We will make 'seedbombs' which can be fun and educational gifts, and are fun for kids too.

If you have any gifty garden ideas, please bring them to share, preferably with some instructions we can copy or write down.  Things such as plant based Christmas decorations and edible treats.


Looking forward to getting gifty with you!


Purpose of Ooooby-versity: To learn about growing food and to have fun.

Bring koha to cover room costs.
Everyone help set up and pack down room.
Be on time.
Bring your own notebook, pens and name tag.

Start an Ooooby-versity in your neighbourhood.
If you would like to host or just attend an Ooooby-versity in your local area, simply email us at and we'll let you know what to do to get the ball rolling.

Discussion Forum

DVDs for a better world 3 Replies


Started by Tony. Last reply by Karen Bee Oct 5, 2011.

Suggestions for Grey Lynn Ooooby-versity topics 3 Replies

For the last few months I've taken on the Ooooby-versity organising speakers. Is there a good speaker that you think will interest the group?Do you think people want to know more about bees, avocado…Continue

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Started by Lisa L. Last reply by Conscious Café Jul 18, 2011.

Massey, Waitakere City 4 Replies

Anyone else in the area interested in community gardens, discussions, learning together?

Started by Gayleen Taylor. Last reply by Aaron Bennett Mar 16, 2011.

Mulch 1 Reply

Be careful with peastraw I found it brought black nightshade into my garden that wasnt there before.

Started by Susan Lucas. Last reply by Tony Feb 28, 2011.

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Comment by Pete Russell on May 15, 2010 at 5:28pm
That's a good idea Caroline. I'll see if we can arrange a video camera for future sessions.
Comment by Caroline Gill on May 15, 2010 at 2:18pm
Is there any chance of videoing some of the sessions and uploading them so we can all check them out if it is too far to go (a rather expensive flight for me:-))? We'd obviously miss out on getting to know our fellow Oooobyers and asking questions but I would have loved to have seen Trevors 'lazy gardener' system, I enjoy gardening but my arthritis makes it difficult at times so I like seeing what people come up with to make gardening easier.
Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on October 12, 2009 at 1:52pm
Wellington, NZ. Wondering about the condition of the soil in your garden? Here's a great chance to ask questions of experts and get some hands-on experience. A Soil Remediation Workshop will be held at the Bandolier site in Mt Victoria on October 31st, 10 am to 4.30 pm. "Using Beneficial Microbes: A workshop on methods to create healthy soil." To find out more contact
Comment by Debbie Everson on September 13, 2009 at 3:06pm
I would love to start a group in the Otahuhu area.
Comment by Pete Russell on September 5, 2009 at 1:49pm
Sounds good Clare. Something else to chat about tomorrow.
Comment by Clare George on September 5, 2009 at 1:42pm
Pete, would love to help get this started at AUT through Grey Lynn. We should talk about making this a new project for SIFE next semester. I think this idea is brilliant! I still want to have the food fight to make compost!
Comment by brent simpson on August 29, 2009 at 7:52am
Wondering if this group might also be a good place to organize work on some open online resources, like:
Comment by Helen Coxan on August 29, 2009 at 7:37am
I think that this idea would work well for us in the Colne Valley. We want to establish and encourage new growers who, along with us can learn the do's and don'ts and begin to plan a year long calendar of produce for ourselves and the local outlets. Fab !

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