Pete Russell's Blog – January 2010 Archive (9)

Rise Up

Image is a mash-up of Banksy and Andy Warhol. I hope they don't mind.

What do you think we need to be doing to reclaim our food sovereignty?

Added by Pete Russell on January 31, 2010 at 1:40pm — 8 Comments

More Growers Needed for Ooooby Market Stall

Could you supply the Ooooby Stall some homegrown fruit, veg, eggs or seedlings?

Owing to the stall's success we are urgently looking for more regular suppliers for the Ooooby Stall at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market.

Those who think they may be able to supply any fruit, veg, eggs or seedlings please contact Christy on 0211 208 083…

Added by Pete Russell on January 20, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Community Garden

Source: Wikipedia

A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people.


Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment.[2] They are publicly functioning in terms of… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 19, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

A challenge for 2010

Welcome to a new year.

Feels to me like it will be a good year for lots of people.

More of us getting our hands in the dirt and eating fresh local food.

May I give you a challenge for 2010?

Get to know the people in your own street.

If you count 10 houses to your left and right on both sides of the road. How many of those 40 homes do you know the occupants on a first name… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 14, 2010 at 9:49pm — 5 Comments

Permablitz: Near Instant Permaculture for the ‘Burbs

Source: Treehugger

Permaculture is a tricky thing to define. (See our attempts here.) Kinda like trying to describe a forest. All that interdependency is just too complex to squeeze into a sound bite. But that doesn’t stop Permablitz from trying:

“As an integrated design science, however, food is just one part of the permaculture… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on January 14, 2010 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

How to Run a Plum Drive

Added by Pete Russell on January 12, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Did someone say Plums?

The inaugural "Great Waiheke Plum Drive" was held yesterday at the Palm Beach Hall, Waiheke Island.…


Added by Pete Russell on January 8, 2010 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Down-to-earth recycling


Spiffy digs: Sid Jury built his lidded compost bins himself.

Making good compost is a bit like cooking. There are various recipes, but a knowledge of the ingredients and methods goes a long way to creating a successful result.…


Added by Pete Russell on January 8, 2010 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Amazing Foodscapes by Carl Warner

These are by Carl Warner. Check the rest out here.

Added by Pete Russell on January 2, 2010 at 7:57pm — No Comments


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