Betsy Kettle
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I am a...
Home Farmer
I can offer
Gardening advice, Lead a workshop, Permaculture design
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate, Permaculture Diploma, Horticulturalist, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Learning
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have 20 acres of mainly native bush, and a veggie garden of about 20 x 20 metres, about 20 fruit trees including a subtropical orchard where the chooks live. The house has espaliered fruit trees that we are learning to prune and train. We are organically certified through OFNZ. I know what Wwoofing is but what is a WWOOFA? I am keen to learn about what others are doing in the way of urban permaculture.

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At 9:03am on July 31, 2011, Carl Pickens said…

Hello Betsy,


We met years ago when I attended a permaculture workshop you ran at Unitech.

I have been working in the South Island for the last 7 years or so and got very involved in Organic Horticulture for a time.

I now run my own Landscape Architecture practice out of Albany which I have recently shifted here from the South island.

I'd be keen to connect, perhaps visit your property at a convenient time (be great to see some permaculture in action) and say hi, but also attend one session of your upcoming workshop series - the one on improving clay soils.  I could use some upskilling in that.

I don't know if its ok to attend one session but I was hoping you might make an exception for me.

You can see my website by the way at

Hope all's well and look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind regards,

Carl Pickens.




At 12:03pm on December 6, 2010, Tony Lucas said…
Betsy welcome to the family
At 6:10am on December 6, 2010, Jenny Freewalker said…
Hi Betsy, welcome to Ooooby. This is such a great site and l have made many contacts though it. My garden is coming along and l am nearly at the end of the creation of my beds. l now also have 7 bantam chooks which l am really enjoying.

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