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Host gardens for next year's workshops in Wellington, Auckland, Wanaka, Dunedin, Christchurch, anywhere in between?

Hosts get a free spot in the workshop of course, a completed thermal compost, a double-dug raised mound, a dose of microbial brew and the advice of on-site Dirt Doctors! Let us know if you think your garden could be the place...

Meanwhile, last workshop of the year is this weekend in Wellington. For those keen and eager to set their soil to work while they're away on holiday!

Also, check out our…

Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on December 10, 2010 at 12:20am — 6 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

The chicken ark has landed!

(Chicken Ark design by Catawba ConvertiCoops DIY Chicken Coop Plans)

We finished making this "chicken ark" just in time for the arrival of our all-star Rhode Island Red chooks!…


Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on October 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Dirt Doctor founder Jim O'Gorman at Oooobyversity this Thursday!

Jim O’Gorman, founder of the sustainable gardening organisation Dirt Doctor and one of the 10 visionary kiwis featured in documentary film 'Earth Whisperers', will be the guest speaker at Oooobyversity this Thursday, Sept 2, 6:30-8pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond rd.…


Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on September 1, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

10 Reasons to Love Your Weeds

Rather than fixating on eliminating weeds from your garden altogether, why not look at the ways that a controlled use of weeds can benefit your garden!

The following list is put together with information from the following books: "Weeds: Guardians of Our Soil" and "Soul of the Soil"…


Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on August 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — 21 Comments

Get your soil ready for Spring!

Hey Wellington, quit hibernating and let's get dirty! You will be well rewarded.

In August, we will be converting the garden at Booklovers B&B in Mt Victoria into a productive Dirt Doctor garden and you are invited to learn how our biointensive techniques in composting, weed management, and microbiology can turn your neglected back yard into a veritable garden of eatin'.

So come and join us. It'll warm you right up.…


Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on July 9, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

The dirt on the Dirt Doctor

Dirt Doctor gardening methods make it possible for people who have little time or space for gardening to grow their own good food. The secret to this is in growing good soil.

We still have a few spots left for the upcoming Dirt Doctor seminar series…

Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on May 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"Floods, drought, climate change and even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt"

"Dirt! The Movie" is a powerful new film about the relationship between humans and soil, reminding us that we are made of the very same elements as the soil beneath our feet, which is ALIVE! - a living organism made up of living organisms - just as much as everything above ground.

The film features several characters with various relationships to the soil: Paul Stamets the mycelium expert… Continue

Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on May 7, 2010 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment


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