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Wendy commented on Kes's group Hamilton NZ
"Hi Janice, I have a large permaculture garden and use old hay as a mulch. The only down side i find is that if it is particularly seedy you get a lot of weeds pop up. Spreading our out on a tarpaulin on a few sunny days to let the birds pick over…"
Aug 2, 2011
Wendy commented on Atmavidya and Pete's group Ruapuke, Raglan/Whaingaroa OOOOBY
"Hiya all, technically not from Raglan about 30mins away in Ngahinapouri... Raglan is my soul-scape and out there every week so would be great to see whats going on in Ooooby-world there. Ive moved from Auckland and have been involved in…"
Jul 13, 2011
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Jul 13, 2011
Virgil Evetts replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Good detective work Sue! Ive seen it growing at Cape Tribulation in QL but nowhere further south. Ben, I grow the piper species you are referring to. It's one of the species commonly called betel leaf. The leaves are used as food wraps in parts…"
Jun 13, 2011
Ben Cheah replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Peppercorn is an equatorial crop needing a hot climate. In Sarawak, It is grown to climb up a post up to about 3 metres high. Each post supporting 3 plants can produce up to 5 kg fruit a year. Green and ripe peppercorn is eaten raw in salads in…"
Jun 11, 2011
Wendy replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Thanks Sue, that pretty much confirms my own findings - The Noosa Food & Wine festival sounded fantastic! I really appreciate you looking into this. Kind regards Wendy"
Jun 10, 2011
Sue Story replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I checked out about the peppercorn growing in Noosa and even on the Sunshine coast it is too cold. There are some grown in Australia in the far north ut unless you had a hothouse you wouldn't be able to grow them here. Mind you, my friend…"
Jun 10, 2011
Peter watson replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"The "time bank" concept, that has been working really well in Lyttleton, gives equal value to an hour of effort, which I really like. This is excellent for services, especially services that have no material component, but not quite as…"
May 28, 2011
Ricardo Oscar Marques replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"Indeed, local currency, but its important to make meaningful ways to spend it, its a problem when some people dont know how to spend."
May 24, 2011
hotfrog replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"How do you define value then and who gets to control the currency, if any? These questions have been explored for a very long time. It is good that are seeping out into public discussion. The solutions have also been around for a long time too. It…"
May 23, 2011
leslie Jones replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"I live in a village too. Mt Eden where a group called mt eden village people are making a community garden and using coffee grounds as compost, seeing we have so many cafes. With a higher density of people, many with surprisingly good gardens there…"
May 22, 2011
Wendy replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Thanks Sue - how excting I cant wait! happy and safe travels Wendy"
Apr 6, 2011
Sue Story replied to Wendy's discussion Peppercorns in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I am going to Noosa Wine and food festival and going to a spice farm out of town where I hope to learn more about pepper. Will let you know in mid May Sue Story www.suestory.co.nz    "
Apr 6, 2011
Wendy replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"Thanks Jolien! I have been looking for this book so Im soo pleased you've sent me this. Thanks again."
Mar 22, 2011
Jolien replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"Hi... Here is a great read on local economies...   http://www.feasta.org/documents/shortcircuit/contents.html   It's quite heavy, but some great ideas."
Mar 21, 2011
Wendy replied to Wendy's discussion How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? in the group Local Economics
"Thanks will check it out!"
Mar 18, 2011

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Suburb
Ngahinapouri
Post / Zip Code
3882
I can offer
to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Learning, Helping Others
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have 2 gardens - one is a lifestyle block in the Waikato with 50+ maturing species of fruit and nut trees, and the other is a tiny beach house garden with mature figs, guava's, loquats, pawpaws, grapes and Feijoa's on the coast in Stanmore Bay. My partner and I also own a business which grows yacon on (contracted) organic farms to export as a syrup ( functional food helps promote a good digestive balance)- and sell syrup and raw tubers in NZ too! Having grown up in farming communities where semi self sufficiency is a way of life most of my skills are inherent and I am loving learning more.

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At 6:42pm on December 22, 2010, Jill Green said…
Wendy I have read that you take out the leaves that crowd the grapes to let the sun on them.Also if you have a lot of grapes i would be inclined to only keep the best.I will be doing mine in the next few days.
At 4:33pm on December 22, 2010, Pete Russell said…

Might be best to ask your grape vine question in food growing q&a group http://ooooby.ning.com/group/gardeningquestionsandadvice

 

At 4:34pm on June 4, 2010, chay said…
yes Wendy, its a stoat, from volunteering with DoC. I had caught ones before in the traps, but this one I not only caught, but set the trap for it too, therefore recorded in memory as the very first native-bird-muncher 100% caught by me. What a proud moment (actually a few weeks after the moment, which is why its frozen).
At 11:55am on June 3, 2010, Pete Russell said…
Hi Wendy. I can see who you are now. Thanks for getting in touch. Stay tuned.
 
 
 

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