Ooooby: Out of our own Backyards

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JULY  :)
instead of a normal ooooby backyard gathering this month, here is some info about 2 events which are on that you may be keen on, they are both in katikati,

an open day at Kings Seeds in 
Katikati this sat 12th from 10am-12
here is their ad:
Come and join us for our very first SATURDAY OPEN DAY on July 12th from 10am to 12 noon at 189 Wharawhara Road, Katikati. Snap up a catalogue hot off the press and enjoy a 10% discount on all retail seed packets on the day.

Gerard will be talking about the new varieties. There'll be new catalogues on hand and some special offers as well as the bargain bin with all the deleted varieties. We would love to see as many of you there as possible, especially those of you who work on a Friday and can't usually make it, so if you are in the Bay of Plenty area, pop in between 10am and midday on Saturday July 12th.

Kings Seeds is at 189 Wharawhara road

and the Tree Crops Association is having their annual Tree Sale sat 19th at the Katikati A&P showgrounds, Major Street.  between 10am-12.30  Trees are fruit, nuts & more, cash payments only, enquiries 549 2795




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Comment by Carina on June 24, 2014 at 5:28pm

on "Urban Design for Nutritional Resilience" on Friday 27 June from 7-9pm at the Village Hall, Historic Village.

In addition to this we are running the following workshops this week at the Historic Village:

Wednesday - Design Your Own Forest Garden
Thursday - Top Bar Beekeeping AND Cooking and Preparing Nutrient Dense Food
Friday - Save Your Own Seeds AND BioIntensive Gardening
Saturday - Growing Nutrient Dense Food 

These workshops run from 9am to 4pm and are an excellent way to get in depth on concepts outlined in Kay's talk last month.  We hope many of you can attend!  To register, go to

Comment by Sharon Watt on June 23, 2014 at 9:12pm

Kay Baxter is returning to Tauranga this week and is offering a free seminar on "Urban Design for Nutritional Resilience" on Friday 27 June from 7-9pm at the Village Hall, Historic Village.  Please spread the word!

I don't think you need to book for this. Just turn up.

Comment by Dunja Balmer on June 10, 2014 at 3:24pm

I've missed so many Tauranga meetings ~ fingers crossed I can make it this Sunday. Fingers crossed for sunshine too :-)

Comment by Cecilia Strachan on June 8, 2014 at 4:53pm


I will be running some workshops next month. Please see below for details:

Raw Food is not just salads
Enhance your diet with raw & living foods that can give you a lot of energy and restore your vitality.
You will learn:

  • to prepare food that is not only delicious but also nutritious without using meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs or wheat
  • about the health benefits of certain foods, such as berries, nuts, seeds, coconut, chocolate and much more

Who should attend: People with allergies, health issues, or special dietary requirements, those wanting to lose weight, vegetarians, plus anyone wanting something different and healthy that even fussy eaters will enjoy eating.
A series of 3 workshops will be run in July/August

Workshop 1: Basics/Breakfast/Non-Dairy Alternatives
Dates: 6 July, 10 August

Workshop 2: Salads/Sauces/Mains
Dates: 20 July, 24 August

Workshop 3: Snacks/Cakes/Desserts
Dates: 3 August, 31 August

Time: 1.00—4.00pm
Cost: $50 per workshop or enrol in all 3 for $130.
To book and for more information, please call Cecilia Strachan at— 021 0244 5887 or email:
About me:
I am a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. I come from a family of cooks and have always been passionate about food and cooking. I love to teach people how to prepare healthy meals and have trained in the preparation of raw food meals in Australia and New Zealand.

Comment by Sharon Watt on May 31, 2014 at 5:11pm

Does anybody have an old round compost bin that's surplus to requirements? Something like in the photo, with holes at the bottom and a lid.

Comment by Kathy Fathers on May 23, 2014 at 2:37pm

Many thanks to Chris, who replied to my post asking for help to dig out a bird of paradise.  He did a great job, and left with bits for his garden.  Isn't it great when we can get help we need via this site?  Thanks again Chris

Comment by Roanna Smith on May 21, 2014 at 2:58pm
Hi! I am hoping to get some milk kefir anyone have any spare? :-)
Comment by Kathy Fathers on May 4, 2014 at 12:01pm

I am needing a fit young man to dig out a clump of Bird of Paradise.  I am willing to pay to get it done.  I have cut off the tops and dug out around it, so shouldn't take long.  Any takers??

Comment by Sharon Watt on April 7, 2014 at 11:49am

Interesting article from Dr Mercola about gardening:

Comment by Sharon Watt on March 22, 2014 at 4:53pm

Ooooby stall at Envirofest 22 March, 2014


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