November 2010 Blog Posts (25)

When Crop Mobs Take Over

Source: Yes Magazine by Tina Chadwick



Crop Mob Atlanta is a new grassroots organization that’s going a step further than buying and eating local food—they’re actually going to the farms and volunteering on the weekends. From pulling weeds to watering, this all-ages and all-backgrounds team up every month or so to, literally, “mob” a local farm.



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Added by Pete Russell on November 29, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Meadowbank Fruit Posse

Hi, I live in the meadowbank area. Anyone interested in a group in the eastern suburbs??
Dave

Added by Dave Burton on November 29, 2010 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Minimalism in NZ



Do you lead a simple life? Do you choose to have few possessions? Would you call yourself a minimalist? If so, a NZ Herald journalist would love to hear from you for a story about minimalism in NZ. Please get in touch by Monday November 29. Email Rebecca Barry…
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Added by Pete Russell on November 27, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Organic Sharecroppers Collectives

At last something positive to write about, to get excited about, to feel passionate about, in this crazy world of disasters and media madness.

All who read this blog probably know or know of people who would love to get out there in the fields and grow food, organically and ethically, but they do not have the land / money / time to be without an income etc. Moreover, we all know how backward is the thinking of many of our so called leaders, when it comes to promoting the reduction of…

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Added by Kate Flint on November 27, 2010 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Wheat + summer garden

My wheat is all starting to fall over. Is this a sign that it needs harvesting? Or do I tie it up??

I have my potatoes in tyres and beans climbing flax flower stems.



I've planted squash next to some corn with the idea that they can grow down between them.…



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Added by Sarah Walsh on November 24, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Ooooby drivers are paid in local food.



Would you like a Box of fresh local food in return for delivering a few Boxes to homes in your neighbourhood?



We have had great success with our customer operated delivery system, and now we're ready to expand.



How does it work? Simple. You…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 23, 2010 at 4:16pm — 19 Comments

Ooooby Fruit Posse wants YOU!

We can't put it off any longer!



It's time to pull our finger out of the proverbial plum and to get our act together.



There are literally thousands of Fruit Trees in Auckland that are simply being neglected with the fruit going to waste.…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 23, 2010 at 3:31pm — 10 Comments

Joel Salatin on Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

One of my heroes is a self-described Christian conservative libertarian environmentalist lunatic farmer. Go figure. Meet Joel Salatin, who gives me hope for a future of farming that feeds the world, has high animal welfare values and actually builds up the land it is run on. It's a long interview but well worth taking the time to listen to.…
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Added by Jo Drysdall on November 21, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Farmageddon Trailer - Should be a good one!

Please share this to everyone and join the FACEBOOK group
cheers
Harry


Added by Harry Good on November 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cypress Vine White And Pink Seeds

If You Have Cypress Vine White And Pink Seeds Please Send Me

Nadun R Albecket
Lalith Athulathmudali Vocational Training Center
Station Road
Rathmalana
Sri Lanka


Thank You

Added by Nadun Roshantha Albecket on November 20, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Wood Ash

Does anyone know where I can purchase wood ash in the Auckland area? I'm wanting some for my veg garden.

Added by Gwynn Sturdevant on November 19, 2010 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

The Rise of the Lazy Locavore



This article starts with attitude but then quickly turns to tell a story of a model that many more of us could adopt. Read on... Source: Wall Street Journal By Katy McLaughlin.…



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Added by Pete Russell on November 17, 2010 at 7:16pm — 5 Comments

Beans Galore

On October 22nd I sowed a selection of bean seeds, including Koanga Rainbow Mix, Purple King, Wonder of Venice, Borlotti, Canneloni, Edame, Shiny Fardenlosa and Golden Wax.
Some of my seed stash came from Ooooby swaps-thanks to everyone who shares.

I'm a part time gardener at the moment, due to having to spend the day elsewhere at work, so, I sowed the beans on my dining table, on newspaper, at night. I put 2 bean seeds per cell in a punnet (so there's a spare if one doesn't…
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Added by Hester on November 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Help, my BREAD is dying.

Since August 2008 we have made all our own bread and its been great. In fact, just lately, it has been better than ever. Then about 2 weeks ago we had a serious failure, the yeast did not work in a batch. Then another good batch, then two successive failures.



Last night I put down my "sponge" as usual and this morning another failure.



The sponge is 300 gm of wholemeal flour, a pinch of salt and 300 ml of warm water with a teaspoonful of yeast in it.



By morning the mix… Continue

Added by Earl Mardle on November 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

HELP! More Local Growers Needed for the Ooooby Box!

Image Courtesy Island Press

This week, after just one month of operation, we will be delivering over 70 Ooooby Boxes to doorsteps around Auckland!



That means more…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 14, 2010 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

GST Rise Affects Fruit & Veg Prices up 4%



Source: Infonews.co.nz…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 13, 2010 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Ongoing fire for locally grown, foraged, and hunted food!

In the spirit of Michael Pollan's 36 hour dinner party with a single wood fire, and also in the spirit of Ooooby!, we'd like to contribute to the food side of things at the upcoming Ecosapiens hui in Taranaki by stoking an ongoing fire in a (portable) wood oven and inviting participants to bring along food to cook that they have either grown, foraged or… Continue

Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on November 12, 2010 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

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