(Out of our own Backyards)

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Come along to any monthly backyard gatherings :)
all welcome, no need to be a member, or to have a garden ;)
Next Ooooby Gathering: 
Sun 27th Sep, 1-3pm
at The Arty House :)
372 Wairoa Rd, Te Puna 
park in the carpark at the left of the start of the driveway

(ph Janice for any further details,
027 358 1659)

see the beginnings of a food forest system & the start of a permaculture system :)

bring something along for the share table... produce, plants, seedlings, seeds.. :)

or flowers/snacks - whatever ;)

All Welcome :)

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Location: Tauranga
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Latest Activity: on Friday

Discussion Forum

Kefir 2 Replies

Is there anyone in the Mount/Tauranga area using Kefir that may be able to share some culture and help me through its use. I have an Aunt who raves about how it has helped her but she is unable to share the culture with me. Continue

Started by Petrina Hampton. Last reply by Jane Powell Jun 4.

Organic greens 4 Replies

hi,I have just moved here from Waiheke Island and am trying to source great organic greens from local farmers/growers I use lots as I do lots of juicing. Any information on the organic world in Tauranga would be awesome. Thanks in advance for any wisdom, information and direction.Cheers,TammyContinue

Started by Tammy Bradley. Last reply by Jane Powell Apr 3.

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Comment by Andrew Martin on Friday

Hi Kathy would be most interested in the Tubars if not already snapped up. What is the best way to get in contact and where are you located. I am in Katikati:) Cheers Andrew


Comment by Janet Hutchings on Thursday

HI Kathy, I would love some lemons - what's you address and a convenient time Sat or Sun.

I have black boy seeds or saplings if you're interested.

Comment by Kathy Fathers on Thursday

I have a bucket of dahlia tubars, water lily type, pink.  Free if you pick them up.  Going to the dump next week, if no use to anyone. Also abundance of lemons, silverbeet and rhubarb going free you can pick at the same time. 

Comment by Carina on September 22, 2015 at 12:31pm

Calling BOP residents interested in learning natural building skills

Kiwi Rosa Hendersen has an impressive CV when it comes to eco buildings and natural structures (  We are stoked that she and her teaching team are able to come to Tauranga and lead a cob cottage building workshop at Marco and Tess Partridge's place in Papamoa.  

Small natural buildings take hundreds of hours to complete. So with an eye to increasing our community resiliency in the BOP, it just makes sense to me to develop a team of local people, experienced in all aspects of natural building, and keen to cooperate in local future builds at your place, my place......

We're offering an incentive for BOP locals - $60 dollars off and first dibs registration until 13 October (fee covers instruction and food for the nine days.)  The workshop is comparatively inexpensive and is going to fill up fast. We'd like as many BOP based people in it as possible.  

Could this be for you?  If you can get the time off, if you are physically fit, and if you want to have a great time learning about natural construction while building some great community relationships, please get in touch with Rosa at

Comment by Sharon Watt on July 24, 2015 at 10:22am

For anyone interested in creating sustainable, collaborative communities through cohousing, there is a lecture and workshop coming up at the end of this month by Robin Allison from the Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood in Auckland.

Flyer below, more details here:

Comment by Carina on May 12, 2015 at 12:19pm

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Comment by Carina on May 12, 2015 at 12:13pm

The Rock Papamoa Community Garden Ooooby gathering/Gardening Bee :)

Comment by Carina on May 11, 2015 at 10:04am

anything to do with wellbeing and sharing is good by me ;) 

Comment by Kathy Fathers on April 1, 2015 at 2:13pm

I didn't think this site was for professionals.  I thought the idea was to share information to help gardeners.  I don't like the way it is going.  Am I the only one???


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