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Workshops in Pinehaven 1 Reply

Started by Caroline Wilkinson. Last reply by Caroline Wilkinson Feb 21, 2011.

Getting together in Upper Hutt 6 Replies

Started by Mary Walker. Last reply by Natalie & Daryl Jun 28, 2010.

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Comment by Lillian on July 10, 2010 at 10:21am
Great - it will be great to see some of you there (make sure to introduce yourselves to me as ooooby members!).

Just a few things I forgot to mention:
- it's a free event,
- supper is provided
- ... and Mitre10 Mega are giving us some spectacular prizes to give away on the night.

You can register by emailing or calling on 5272798.

Comment by Caroline Wilkinson on July 8, 2010 at 3:22pm
Thanks Lillian I have registered and will be going
Comment by Mary Walker on July 8, 2010 at 2:54pm
Thanks Lillian. I will try to make it along!
Comment by Lillian on July 8, 2010 at 10:19am
Hi guys,
I'm back with another Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets event .... this one's all you need to know about growing fruit trees in the Hutt Valley, and an interactive workshop on compost and worm farms.

Friday 30 July
St Margaret's Church
Dunns St, Silverstream.

Registrations are essential - more details are on the events page at

Hope to see you guys there!

Cheers, Lillian.
Comment by virny kortekaas on July 4, 2010 at 8:19pm
Hi all,

I just joined oooby and live in Upper Hutt. Am just curious what is going on in Upper Hutt with regard to vege gardening etc. I have a small vegepatch in my backyard and am at the moment starting to make plans for the coming summer harvest..... Would love to learn more about vegegardening and am also curious about selling produce in upper hutt. Will probably come to the meeting 21 st of July
Comment by Kristen Morse on June 16, 2010 at 5:09pm
Hi there for all you interested in making a little extra from your backyards I have a stall at the Trentham Market on Saturday mornings and am keen to sell others produce as well as I have customers looking for it and my garden is not producing enough at the moment to meet demand. ph 5282711 if you are interested. I can pick up on Fridays if you are about or want to organise a collection point if your working during the day. - Orchard Cottage.
Comment by Mary Walker on May 27, 2010 at 9:38am
Hi Upper Hutt-ers,
I've just moved to the area, and just joined Ooooby. I notice comments below about getting together and seeing what plans can be hatched. If people are still keen, then I'd love to join in, and am happy to host any takers at my place as a way to get the ball rolling. I will start a discussion so that we can make plans in that forum...
Comment by Lillian on May 25, 2010 at 10:35am
Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd let you all know about a series of events I have been running in Upper Hutt called "Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets". They have been a highly successful series of free public information evenings around saving money and looking after the environment at the same time. In the future we are looking at running some seminars on composting and gardening, but with winter here we are running one on keeping warm (We're always open to suggestions of more topics too!).

Our fifth event is next week, and this topic of renewable energy in the home has been chosen by demand. Here's the details:

Winter's here! Have no fear!
Learn new ways to keep your home warm at our next free public information evening Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets.

Tuesday 1 June, 6-8pm
Hapai Club, 879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Come along on the first official day of winter to learn more about:
- cheap and easy ways to keep the heat in your home
- renewable energy for heating your house (for example solar water heating and pellet burners)

***Topics have been chosen by demand! Get in quick to register your place*** Registrations are essential. To register or for more information, contact Meghan on 5272794 or

FREE EVENT! Supper provided and prize draw on the night.
Brought to you by Community Services, Upper Hutt City Council, and the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority.

See events page to find it on the web.

Healthy Homes, Happy Pockets - Save money and make positive changes for your family's health and the environment

You are welcome to pass on this information to others who may be interested.

All the best,

Lillian Fougère
Acting Senior Advisor, Community Development
Community Services
ph. 5272169
Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on April 21, 2010 at 8:22am
Hello everyone. Hope some of you can join us for the first series of Dirt Doctor seminars in Wellington this May to learn about bringing your soil to life. Some of you may be familiar with Dirt Doctor from Jim O'Gorman in 'Earth Whisperers' or know his son Matt Dadley, who taught seminars in Wellington before moving to India. My wife Hana and I have been in training with both to help them spread the word about growing the soil that grows your garden. We have just returned from Jim's place in North Otago where we were lucky enough to see (and taste!) 'the proof in the pudding', the fruits of an extremely productive and rich, soil-focused garden. And we're ready to get the wheels in motion again in Wellington!

Here is the link to the event

Dirt Doctor seminars provide the secrets to growing a lot of food, in little space for busy people. Soil-focused gardening gives you a new perspective on the benefits of weeds, an appreciation of the good microbes living within the soil and the knowledge you need to bring your own soil to life.

Please contact me if you are interested as places are limited to 10 people each. Hope to see you there!
Comment by Caroline Wilkinson on March 20, 2010 at 8:30pm
Just thought I'd let you know the Upper Hutt Herb Society is having the AGM on 15 April at the King Hall. We are wanting to increase the member numbers so come along to learn everything you wanted you wanted to know about Herbs. If you'd like any more information just ask.

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