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Christopher Dempsey joined Pete Russell's group

Ooooby Growers

For those who can grow more than they can eat. You grow it, we buy it. Join up if you would like to supply Ooooby.See More
Jan 4, 2012
Christopher Dempsey might attend Angie Gibbons's event

Wesley Community Twilight Market at Wesley Community Centre

December 21, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm
NEW TWILIGHT MARKET IS COMING TO WESLEY!! The date for the first Twilight Market, will be Wednesday 21st December, 5pm-9pm.  The market will centre around international cultural food & ethnic goods, as well as organic & homegrown produce, free range eggs, wine, cheese, bread, NZ Made goods etc.  If you are interested in having a stall at this market please phone the centre - 09 620 5125, or take the time to complete the survey below.We are currently looking for new stalls.  In…See More
Dec 11, 2011
Christopher Dempsey posted a status
"Learnt sycthing this morning... will be interesting to put it into practice!"
Dec 11, 2011
Christopher Dempsey posted a status
"2.5 hectares. 10 yr goal: Permaculture."
Nov 25, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on David's group Permaculture for the rest of us
"I can't remember where the discussion was about shelter trees, but I found a good starting point on the Permaculture NZ website:  "
Nov 24, 2011
Christopher Dempsey joined David's group

Permaculture for the rest of us

Permaculture group for everyone keen to explore and learn
Nov 19, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"wow, what an interesting picture! I can't quite make out what the dark comb in the lower left is... or is it even comb?"
Nov 4, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"Diversity is one of the key principles in permaculture, so it's good to have views on both kinds of hives! To use a cliche, the cross pollination of ideas is great!"
Nov 4, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Robyn Guyton's group Food Forests NZ
""I think one of the best things about permaculture forest gardens is that they are ultra three dimensional.  The layering you can achieve on one small patch with every root and top in it's own space. "   What a neat way to…"
Oct 30, 2011
Christopher Dempsey joined Robyn Guyton's group

Food Forests NZ

Food forests and forest gardens are promoted through permaculture . This forum is for those who are growing or would like to grow one in their property.See More
Oct 30, 2011
Christopher Dempsey posted a status
"Just back from the country estate; planted some more aubergines, corn, and weedeated around the trees. Thinking permaculture. Good stuff."
Oct 30, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"Hi Shannon   A swarm looks pretty threatening and I can understand your neighbour wanting rid of it ASAP! despite the fact that they not terrribly interested in doing anything except establish a new home, and a boat will do…"
Oct 26, 2011
Christopher Dempsey joined Laine's group

Self Sufficiency - The Dream

A lot of people have the dream of a few acres of land and self reliance (as opposed to self -sufficiency, which is a myth!). This group is to draw together the experiences of those living the dream and sharing the lessons learned on the way with those still working towards living on the land.See More
Oct 21, 2011
Christopher Dempsey posted a status
"Looking forward to planting the three sisters combination at the country estate tomorrow!"
Oct 21, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"That would be the Bee Keeping Association at Unitec! Look them up - there is a 'swarm' officer and if you ask him he may be able to work something out!"
Sep 27, 2011
Christopher Dempsey commented on Isabell Strange's group Preserving Your Surplus
"Dry them. I pick mine and snip off the ends - use them in a dish - but snipping off the ends allows airflow. I dry them on a cake rack or similar, in a warm sunny spot. Takes about two weeks. They go all wrinkly. Then store in a container. They keep…"
Jun 10, 2011

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Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Preserving
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
4 floors up in an apartment block with a reasonably large deck, we have one beehive, a bokashi system feeding a compost heap, a worm farm, and grow a number of veges in pots, seasonally.

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At 9:58pm on March 7, 2011, Ellen said…

Hi Christopher

I have already heard from Judith, Mt Eden, that your partner is an active beekeper. I half anticipated that you might even pop round Sandringham as part of the Heroic Gardens. We were part of the festival this weekend despite being the only productive garden. Ellen



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