Pete Russell's Blog – January 2011 Archive (8)

I love my veggie garden, but...


I like things that are easy, and an Ooooby box is an easy way for me to support local growers and get a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies on my doorstep.



Added by Pete Russell on January 31, 2011 at 3:29pm — 4 Comments

Obama on Local Food

Added by Pete Russell on January 30, 2011 at 10:25am — 5 Comments

Another Way To Preserve Your Food

If you're anything like us, you may have too much food in your garden at the moment.

The idea of preserving in bottles and jars is all very romantic, but with our fast paced life, we find it quite a challenge to find the time and space to get it done.


Introducing a new way to preserve the value of your garden…


Added by Pete Russell on January 28, 2011 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

Global food system must be transformed 'on industrial revolution scale'


The existing food system fails half the people on the planet, and needs radical change if world is to feed itself, report warn.


The world will not be able to feed itself without destroying the planet unless a…


Added by Pete Russell on January 27, 2011 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

2011 Auckland Permaculture Workshop

2011 course - Spaces are Limited.

Auckland Permaculture Workshop (APW) offer a wide range of workshops that engage and inspire people in developingsustainable living solutions.

Participantslearn design skills that integrate the environment, peopleand technology to create resilient ways of living forthemselves and their communities.



Added by Pete Russell on January 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Situation Vacant: CTO / Technical Advisor for Ooooby


Situation Vacant: CTO / Technical Advisor

Ooooby has expanded from its Ning powered social network of over 3,000 members, into running an innovative local food box delivery service.


And now behind the scenes we're needing a team member to fill the CTO shoes for Ooooby.




Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Up Up and Away!



The chart on the left shows us that toward the end of 2010 food prices were nearly as high as the record time of mid 2008.  Now in January 2011 we have reached a new record.


The chart on the right shows us price changes in different…


Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2011 at 2:20pm — 7 Comments

Is it time for a new food system?

The vast majority of our current global food-scape is controlled by a very small number of corporations who view food purely as means to profit. Nothing new here, food has been a means for profit since the advent of money, however never before has the food game been dominated so comprehensively by so few players.

Historically the food market has been made up of…


Added by Pete Russell on January 5, 2011 at 10:13pm — 14 Comments


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