Colleen Stuart
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Colleen Stuart replied to Robyn Guyton's discussion Food forest discussion evening: Southalnd in the group Food Forests NZ
"We would love to attend but unfortunately we live on Banks Peninsula! Any chance they ever take this discussion or talk on the road to other areas of the south island?"
Aug 4, 2013
Colleen Stuart and Richard Watson are now friends
Apr 14, 2013
Colleen Stuart is now friends with Justin JX and Jane Allan
Aug 3, 2012
Colleen Stuart commented on Jo Drysdall's group Christchurch NZ
"Hi Jane - yes I can arrange access for a small group of us and then we could likely hand on other cuttings if more people are interested. All I ask is that someone teaches me how to do it!! please send me a private message and we can exchange…"
Aug 2, 2012
Colleen Stuart commented on Jo Drysdall's group Christchurch NZ
"Hi Justin - I know where there are two old orchards in Le Bons Bay with a variety of fruit trees you would be welcome to take cuttings for grafting. Also some black raspberry canes and an old gooseberry plant."
Aug 2, 2012
Colleen Stuart replied to Bridge Scully's discussion Kombucha brewing in the group Weston A Price
"I use to brew kombucha, a friend gave me a 'mother' starter and I kept it up for over six months. It is very easy to do in a very large glass preserving jar. The mothers with keep in the fridge for several days if you are not starting…"
Jul 16, 2012
Colleen Stuart 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
Jul 15, 2012
Colleen Stuart joined Bridge Scully's group

Weston A Price

A group to discuss and learn more about the traditional culinary customs of our ancestors and how we can bring more nutrient dense food into our lives as researched by Dr. Weston A Price.
Jul 15, 2012
Colleen Stuart replied to Laine's discussion Tell me about ducks! in the group Poultry in Urbania
"Hi Laine - I have kept Muscovys for a few years, I'm no expert but can recommend them as friendly, smart and will definitely stick around if you feed them. They mostly lay in spring and summer not winter, but then mine free range so…"
Jul 15, 2012
Colleen Stuart joined Janet Luke's group

Poultry in Urbania

A group all about how to keep poultry including chickens, bantams,geese and ducks. Help with problems or questions and to brag about your special feathered friends.See More
Jul 15, 2012
Colleen Stuart commented on Jo Drysdall's group Christchurch NZ
"Thanks for that Rachelle:)"
Jan 18, 2012
Colleen Stuart and Giulio Sturla are now friends
Jan 17, 2012
Colleen Stuart commented on Jo Drysdall's group Christchurch NZ
"I'm looking for suggestions to feed my greenhouse Peppers, eggplants, melons & cucumbers - as I am trying them on the bench in pots this season. They are growing well but now as they set fruit they will be running out of nutrients in the…"
Jan 17, 2012
Colleen Stuart joined Jo Drysdall's group

Christchurch NZ

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer: e.g. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someone's listing contact them directly via their page…
Aug 30, 2011
Colleen Stuart commented on Pete Russell's blog post Prioritising Food Purchases
"I think it is a good start! I'd suggest that Australia comes before the Pacific in terms of transport distance & not trading with disadvantaged small pacific islands unless fair trade items. You should put Fair Trade on there somewhere. I…"
Sep 21, 2010
Colleen Stuart commented on Pete Russell's blog post What's in the Box?
"fruit trees?"
Jul 22, 2010

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I can offer
Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, WWOOFer, Dairy, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, WWOOFA Hosting, Seed Savers, Offering Land for Gardeners
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
My garden started small with the standard silver beet, carrots & parsely. It grows every year both in size & scope. My husband built me a greenhouse last year, we covered in a large fruit cage & every year plant more fruit trees in our orchard. We use permaculture ideas for planning the land use zones, use animals such as pigs to clear new land, chichens to weed & catch bugs & all forms of manure for compost. I love trying new seeds like asian soup melons & choko vines this year. Sweet Chestnuts & a pomaganate tree are on this years's planting list.

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At 10:20am on June 26, 2010, Kali said…
Your garden sounds very much like ours (minus the pigs!) started off with a couple of vege beds that were here when we moved in, full of coal cinders and not too great, however we set to making compost and making more beds every year, just freeform, eating more and more into the yucky lawn, which i diligently mowed with a handmower at first until I wised up and bought a hand scythe and my son made a chicken tractor. we have planted lots of fruit trees but possums are getting the most out of them,,,
At 11:27pm on June 24, 2010, Kali said…
HI colleen, sounds like you will find lots in common with us all here on Ooooby :)
At 7:24pm on June 24, 2010, Megan said…
welcome to ooooby Colleen. Here's a group that might be of interest to you


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