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Comment by Kristen Morse on November 8, 2010 at 8:29am
I have a couple of cross bred pullets looking for a good home. They are white leghorn crossed possibly with Orpington or brown shaver. Good layers and if allowed to sit would be good mothers. In their first laying year, medium sized tinted egg. $20 each.
Comment by Lillian on October 27, 2010 at 9:01am
Hi guys,
I know this isn't strictly gardent related... Just thought I'd let you know there's an amazing opportunity going here at Upper Hutt City Council - Sustainability Officer (permanent, full-time) applications close 10 November. See more at www.upperhuttcity.com/jobs
Please spread the word if you know people that might be keen!
Thanks, Lillian.
Comment by Kristen Morse on October 26, 2010 at 10:00am
Elder in flower if you know where to find it - made our first batch of cordial last week and have another on the go. Great recipe to be had on this site. I will have some for sale at the Trentham market this Saturday if you want to try. - Kristen
Comment by Mary Walker on October 6, 2010 at 9:10am
Hi Virginia, Kristin and other UH'ers
I don't have enough going on in the garden at this stage to contribute to a stall, but hope to in the future. I have had a few things on Kristin's Saturday Trentham stall and that was great too. Like Kristin, I am happy to help with getting things set up though (next few weeks not great - a new baby just arrived) and ongoing involvement when I have produce to contribute. As to the volume/numbers needed for an ooooby stall to work (as per Pete's guidance), starting small and building up seems an okay strategy to me? "Build it and they will come", maybe??
Comment by Kristen Morse on October 3, 2010 at 5:10pm
Have you checked out the ooooby stall holders tread? - I asked for info a couple of months ago and the feedback from Pete Russel was he thought you would need 20+ stall holders and foot traffic of 1000 + to make it viable. The cost structure at the uh farmers market here is very good from a stall holders point of view so you might not have to have the $1000 turnover that Pete was talking about - his space could be more expensive. There is already a stall holder 'pick a lott' that caters for organic backyard growers. They are not there every week so to make it work you would want to run a stall on the weeks that they wern't attending. There is no signage etc available as yet through ooooby so that would also have to be made if you wanted to brand the stall. I am selling my produce at the moment thru the Trentham Village market on a Saturday morning if that suits anyone and am quite happy to on sell any backyard produce. If you want to put a stall together for the Sunday Farmers Market I would be interested in supplying any over flow from Saturday for sale but not as keen to put in the hours on the stall as the Sunday time frame does not suit us. Happy to help get something up and running tho. regards - Kristen
Comment by Virginia Clemas on October 3, 2010 at 2:00pm
I spoke to Helen Swales at the Farmers Market today, and she is very keen to get an Oooby stall at the market. How many would be interested in contributing to this, and if enough, we would need to have a get together.
Comment by Jenni Werth on August 14, 2010 at 9:12am
Hi everyone...,

We are currently looking for a medium to long term place to park our caravan in the wellington area. Ideally we would love to live with like-minded people in a small community, be in the country, would love to garden together and be social.... We have been living in our caravan in Upper Hutt for about 6 months, but need to move, as the land we are on is being sold.
But if have some land or know someone with land, we would love to meet up and talk about the possibilities.
Thanks for your help!

Autumn&Jenni
Comment by Lillian on August 1, 2010 at 8:46pm
Thanks Kristen, it was awesome to see such a great turn out, and that everyone brought along their questions. I'm looking forward to the next one - basic veggie gardening, probably in about 2 months time (I'll keep you all posted!). Cheers, Lillian.
Comment by Kristen Morse on August 1, 2010 at 5:42pm
Thanks Lillian for a great evening and informative speakers. I found even tho I have been gardening for a while I learned things from the talks and am going to try the worm farm construction outlined. Will also rethink the feeding and care of our fruit trees. here's hoping for a better crop this season. regards - Kristen
Comment by Kristen Morse on July 15, 2010 at 5:38pm
HI there, just a reminder to Upper Hutt group members that we are having a get together Wednesday 21 July, 10 - 12 noon at 17 Hector Grove Trentham Upper Hutt. To discuss bees, chooks, gardens and ooooby stall options for the Hutt valley. Any seed swaps are also welcome - I have sunflowers, rainbow corn and pumpkin seeds to swap. Let us know if you are interested, bring a plate to share and gumboots or old shoes as the yard is a mire. Anyone else interested is welcome as well - Kristen
 

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