Pete Russell's Blog – May 2010 Archive (17)

Get a grip on your eating - Michael Pollan



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Added by Pete Russell on May 31, 2010 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Ooooby Talks with Tony Murrell





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Added by Pete Russell on May 30, 2010 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments

Who are the most valuable people in our community?



Can anyone guess?



I'm no expert on the ways of the big wide world out there. Like most of us, I only have my own personal reality and the stories from others I trust from which to surmise what is actually happening on a global scale.



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Added by Pete Russell on May 28, 2010 at 5:16pm — 10 Comments

Five New Business Ideas for Urban Gardening

Source: Springwise.com



More than half of humanity now lives in cities, according to the…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 25, 2010 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

Slow Money

Slow Money is a non-profit organisation that is bringing together some of the worlds most eminent thinkers at a conference June 9-11 in Vermont, USA. I wish I could be there.…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 25, 2010 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Backyard gardens become income generators in lean times

Cam Slocum digs holes to plant tomatoes on his backyard farm. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 24, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Collecting Seagrass for the Waiheke CSA

Brian, Graeme, Will and I went on a seagrass mission last friday for the Waiheke CSA. With wet wind blowing up the back of our jackets we scoured the Blackpool beach collecting buckets of beautifully lush seagrass.




While wandering along with bucket in hand it occurred to me that the Waiheke CSA is not your typical CSA. CSA is an…
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Added by Pete Russell on May 24, 2010 at 9:59am — 3 Comments

One Pot Pledge



I enjoyed an enthusiastic skype call with Kate Swatridge (second from left) this morning. I met Kate while I was in London last year. Kate is a champion of local food and is a founder of the Food Up Front movement. One of the Food Up Front initiatives is the '…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 20, 2010 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Sprawl Eating us out of House and Homes



Source: Sydney Morning Herald…



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Added by Pete Russell on May 17, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Ooooby-Versity a GREAT SUCCESS! Come and join us this Thursday evening.

The Ooooby-versity session held on Thursday evening was a wonderful success. We had 16 people turn up and we enjoyed creative conversations around how Ooooby-versity works and what we would all like to gain from the weekly gatherings.



We discussed ideas on how we could access quality gardening tools at great prices so that we're not forced to buy cheap…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 15, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Farmers Market Numbers

Source: New York Times…



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Added by Pete Russell on May 14, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

US Government wants MORE LOCAL FOOD



Michelle Obama and Elmo of Sesame Street, May 2009…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 12, 2010 at 11:56am — No Comments

Guerrilla Gardeners us Candy Machines to Sell Seed Bombs



Source: Springwise…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 9, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Invasion of the Superweeds



Source: New York Times…



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Added by Pete Russell on May 9, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Ooooby-Versity Launches in Grey Lynn Thursday 13th May, 6.30pm



The Ooooby-versity concept is going live in Grey Lynn this Thursday evening!



Come and be part of this inaugural event for New Zealand.



The idea is simple. Gather together with other home food growers from your local area and talk about tips…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 7, 2010 at 12:14am — 1 Comment

Locavorism Grows Up



Source: New York Magazine



Imperious superstar chefs tend to present themselves as…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 4, 2010 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Compost Wheelie Bin Hot Water



This is a great blog that Steve put me onto. Yesterday he built one in his backyard here on Waiheke which is giving him warm water only 24hrs later.



Source: Ecofilms.com.au…

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Added by Pete Russell on May 3, 2010 at 5:08pm — 5 Comments

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