Added by Pete Russell on July 31, 2010 at 3:07pm —
Added by Pete Russell on July 31, 2010 at 11:02am —
Last night we had a wonderful Ooooby-versity session with
Dennis Greville and Tony Murrell.…
Added by Pete Russell on July 30, 2010 at 2:33pm —
Ever wanted to grow all year round. Out of season tomatoes cucumbers peppers the list goes on and on. We believe we have the one of the most efficient Greenhouse's available in the world and it is made here in NZ. On the 15th of august Sue Kedgley MP from the green party is cutting the ribbon on our flagship dome in the Wairarapa.
The logic of a dome is fundamental to its success. The SUN always has a direct path into the shape, unlike… Continue
Added by David T van der Leden on July 30, 2010 at 10:30am —
In LA, the restaurant Forage take the concept of "locally grown" to a new extreme. The restaurant's Home Growers Circle allows Los Angeles residents to trade produce from their backyard plots in exchange for credits at the restaurant.
Added by André Taber on July 29, 2010 at 8:00am —
Last weekend James and I went on a road trip to Pukekohe to meet some small scale farmers.
The conversations we had with these farmers confirmed my understanding about what is happening in the world of food costs and prices.…
Added by Pete Russell on July 28, 2010 at 10:26pm —
It's a double wammy with Dennis Greville and… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on July 27, 2010 at 10:00pm —
i have about 20 jars at moment with a small but constant supply
Added by Cindy Lawrence on July 26, 2010 at 7:59pm —
Congratulations all you oooobsters out there. Check out the awesome write up on ooooby in Dish magazine.
Added by Pete Russell on July 26, 2010 at 2:55pm —
We have planted a Liberty apple and a Feoja tree in pots today. Started planting the strawberries, but have run out of containers so need to get some more. Pick the first broccilli today, with another 2 getting ready and a cauliflower as well. Hoping for broad beans soon, lots of flowers. Next weekend we are going to get a cider apple tree. Then its the long wait before the trees bear any fruit. Things are looking good in the garden
Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on July 25, 2010 at 4:57pm —
Added by Pete Russell on July 23, 2010 at 9:49am —
Well spring is nearly upon us and i have had a long wet winter with lots of flooding, and time to think ....
About a CSA, I have a hectare of land out in Ladbrooks and its been organically/biodynamicly managed for 7 years so it pretty nice earth. Susi Clear water was the last person to manage it and she handed it over to me earlier this year...and then it rained and rained and rained.
CSA comes in all shapes and sizes check out the multitude of CSA in the states for some… Continue
Added by George Aorangi Stanley on July 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
Hold onto your hats folks!!
Dennis Greville is our guest speaker at Ooooby-versity
Thursday night the 29th July.…
Added by Pete Russell on July 21, 2010 at 5:48pm —
Sirloin, Heirloom Tomatoes, Kumara, Tromboncino, Spicy Globe Basil Dressing…
Added by Giulio Sturla on July 20, 2010 at 9:49am —
I received an email recently from a gentleman who is looking for a kiwi backyard to make famous.…
Added by Pete Russell on July 19, 2010 at 3:16pm —
Three cheers for the ICC for their defence of the arbutus! Continue
News that the Invercargill City Council is standing up against criticism of their street-side strawberry trees is good news indeed.
Despite complaints from a few residents that the strawberry-like fruits that fall from the arbutus are being traipsed indoors and spoiling the carpet, the council has said, no, they'll not be chopping the 200 strawberry trees down anytime soon.
Added by SCES on July 19, 2010 at 12:35pm —
Situation Vacant: Finance / Admin Chief
Your job is to be in charge of the money and the admin for Ooooby HQ.
You need to be kind hearted and an effective communicator.
You are responsible for managing the accounts, providing board level
financial reports and participating in projections.
This is an… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on July 18, 2010 at 5:49pm —
As you approach the town of Winton in the heart of Southland, you are greeted by the sight of a dozen or so London Plane trees, pollarded to to the max and begging the question, is this a the best way to manage an ammenity tree?
There are I believe, circumstances where pollarding is a worthwhile process, especially where… Continue
Added by SCES on July 18, 2010 at 11:00am —
Does anyone have any tips on growing Micro-Greens.I can germinate in halve the time of normal greenhouses, and use just heat banks,and someone suggested I grow Micro Greens so some tips would be great.
Added by domegrown on July 17, 2010 at 5:30pm —
In my quest to increase consumption of raw organic veggies, I have begun using a BLENDER versus a JUICER for it’s ease, less cleanup, speed of preparation in just ten minutes, the benefits of more fiber, with no cooking, no need for butter and salt and I am able to get my five and more veggies per day and can include many that I would normally not buy due to personal taste like brussell sprouts, kale, cauliflower, ginger, lemon, you get the idea. In keeping my glucose levels down I tend to… Continue
Added by andrew clay on July 14, 2010 at 4:07pm —