Welcome to OOOOBY Wairarapa! I save seeds too - it would be good to share experiences. Also am keen to talk with you re bartering local food too. A phone call would be good - but how do we organise that? I'm not…"
"Helen, that's a wonderful offer! I would love that. I'm In Featherston but I can combine it with a grocery trip :-) I come from a line of great gardeners, but I'm afraid I'm not too green-fingered yet, and my mother's not…"
"Hi Amy, I may be able to source Elderberry trees for you. I note you're new to gardening.... If you come to Carterton I'd be happy to give you some plants.
I could also show you my range of home grown seeds and give…"
"Interesting article in the Wairarapa News: Getting More Mileage out of our Meals
“The fastest way we can help our own community become more self-sufficient and resilient is by eating locally-grown food”. Read more at…"
'm a fairly experienced gardener -it would e good to have contact. I have a stall at the market in Belvedere Rd most Saturday mornings - or you could phone me to arrange a visit to our garden.....
There's a workshop on compost making this Saturday (12th Feb) - 1 -4.pm. Look for details in Wairarapa News, or give me a call on 06 379 8034.
I see you're interested in preserving. I have plums for sale,…"
We’ve cultivated our ¼ acre town section for more than 52 years and grow most of the fruit & veg we need, through all seasons. We’ve maintained soil fertility and healthy plants through crop rotation and the use of our home-made compost. We save a range of seeds, which we’re keen to share. (Enquire for list.) These are sold through the Green Dollar trading system and for NZ$ and we’re also open to barter arrangements. We also propagate and sell various plants: grape vines, currant bushes, perennials, grasses, succulents, seedlings…..
We’re open to ‘woofer’ arrangements.
As secretary of Living Economies Educational Trust I’m keen to promote the connection between local food and local currencies. Visitors are welcome to browse the resources in my office.
Helen, that's a wonderful offer! I would love that. I'm In Featherston but I can combine it with a grocery trip :-) I come from a line of great gardeners, but I'm afraid I'm not too green-fingered yet, and my mother's not local and Nan has passed on :-( I only have an 800m2 section which is already fairly established with some fruit trees and vines, but I'm keen to turn the back lawn over to chickens and veges. I'd love to be able to grow organically all seasons for health and economy as I have a young family.
Hi Helen, I too am in Carterton and looking at your picture I do believe I have seen you round. :-) Look forward to "talking" with you as I am just getting everything sorted here at our new place (new as in , this is our first summer here). Go well :-) Nancy
I mostly enjoy being nosy, hearing about other people's gardens and seeing the photos etc, and of course sharing my own experiences, I imagine if i lived in a larger centre the concept of ooooby markets and gatherings would be more of a go. i do like plant and seed swapping but usually mail is necessary. I imagine if you blogged on here people could read about your endeavours which would spark some interest, is there a transition towns group here?
Hi Helen, Karlene here, glad you have found oooby, I love it here, there is a seed and plant exchange group, I have a list of seed on there for swapping. I am still growing seeds I got from you over the years, and save them to pass on to the southern seed exchange and southland seed savers which I belong to. Seasons greetings and happy gardening to you.