Pete Russell's Blog – February 2009 Archive (6)

Shambhala Farm

On a recent trip back to Aus we spent time with our dear friends Craig, Jemma and kids on Shambhala Farm near Maleny Qld where the spinach is the size of a young child.

Craig took Toby and I for a wander through the wild orchard to see what we could see. Below is a series of videos from our jaunt.…


Added by Pete Russell on February 27, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

The Naked Carrot - Jim the Farmer

We have just arrived home from a trip to Aus. While we were there we stayed with our dear friends Craig, Jemma, Isaiah and newborn Kaia. One afternoon Craig told me to hop in the truck... he wanted to show me something. We drove about 4 mins to a neighbours home. We pulled up and met Jim the Farmer.

Jim is a fair dinkum top bloke. One of these people who are living life in a way that make the world a much better… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on February 26, 2009 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

History Repeating Itself?

How relevant is this poster today? Amazing how things come full circle.

Added by Pete Russell on February 24, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Story of Rich and Poor


A little parable from a place far far away in another time...

Once upon a time in the land of Oneupmanship, there lived a wealthy man, named Richard. His nickname was ‘Rich’ and he had a beautiful wife and family. He was very proud…


Added by Pete Russell on February 19, 2009 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

How to run an Ooooby Market Stall in your area

- Paint up some funky Ooooby signs.

- Tell people that you are hosting a trade table at your stall where people can bring their homegrown fruit and veg and swap them with other homegrown produce. Koha if someone wants something but has nothing to swap for it.

- Put an ad or article in your local rag.

- Find local commercial food growers and ask if they will supply you with any of their surplus... on consignment perhaps?

- Get… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on February 12, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Barack Obama Eating Sustainable Ooooby Food In White House

OK, well he might not be VEG yet, but thanks to new White House assistant chef Sam Kass we can rest assured that President Barack Obama will be getting his local eat on!

Kass has a background in environmentally-conscious food and previously ran a home cooking service that was built around using food from local farms. He also...… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on February 3, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


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