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Gardening & yard labour, to be a gardening buddy, Permaculture design, Tools & Equipment to hire/borrow, Preserving
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Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We are developing a 5,500 sq block at 430m elevation near Egmont National Park, as an organic/permaculture property. We bought it in November 2010, so its early days yet. Read all about that at

In the meantime we have 809 sq section near CBD. A few established fruit trees.
Successfully growing potatoes, yams, kumara, courgettes/marrows, snow peas, sweetcorn, silverbeet, cabbages kamokamo, kikuyu and weeds.
Struggling with beans, tomatoes, capsicum and several other crops this year. Still learning heaps. The garden is taking a bit of a back seat while we prepare the house for sale.

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Help needed with NZ food growing resource

There is a website, started a couple of years ago with COGS funding which promises t be a valuable resource for growing food in New Zealand. The trouble is, it appears to be abandoned, and is filling up with spam, particularly its glossary section.

It is designed as an open wiki, protected only by captchas. Since Ooooby has such a rich people/knowledge resource, I'd love to see people getting behind this site by

1) Editing spam…


Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:48pm — 5 Comments

The city without hunger

The Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has taken the"radical" step of recognising access to food as a basic right of its citizens and created an environment where producers sell locally grown direct to consumers at an affordable price.

Posted on October 9, 2010 at 11:38pm

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At 11:09pm on October 26, 2012, Kali said…

HI Richard, I have some tatsoi seeds I could send you some, and maybe some other things if you are interested :)

At 8:09am on January 8, 2011, Hester said…
Thanks for posting the Avaaz petition, Richard. I was just going to, and saw that you already had.
At 8:08pm on April 25, 2010, Pete Russell said…
Sounds oooobylicious!!
At 1:50pm on March 23, 2010, Kama Burwell said…
Hey Richard,
I'm looking forward to your produce for the Ooooby Stall on Thursday !
You can drop it into the Environment Centre or the Inglewood library anytime before 2pm, or straight to the Ooooby Stall, preferably before 3pm.
Nga mihi, Kama


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