Pete Russell's Blog – July 2010 Archive (16)

Havana Homegrown

Added by Pete Russell on July 31, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Want to know what's in the Box?

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Added by Pete Russell on July 31, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

2011 New Zealand Gardeners Diary



Last night we had a wonderful Ooooby-versity session with

Dennis Greville and Tony Murrell.…



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Added by Pete Russell on July 30, 2010 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

The Big Squeeeeze

Last weekend James and I went on a road trip to Pukekohe to meet some small scale farmers.



The conversations we had with these farmers confirmed my understanding about what is happening in the world of food costs and prices.…



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Added by Pete Russell on July 28, 2010 at 10:26pm — 8 Comments

STOP THE PRESS!! Ooooby-versity Double Feature this Thursday



It's a double wammy with Dennis Greville and…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

We're in Dish Magazine


Congratulations all you oooobsters out there. Check out the awesome write up on ooooby in Dish magazine.

Added by Pete Russell on July 26, 2010 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

Farming increasingly popular with young & hip

Source: CNN…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 23, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

Ooooby-versity Guest Speaker - Dennis Greville



Hold onto your hats folks!!



Dennis Greville is our guest speaker at Ooooby-versity



Thursday night the 29th July.…



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Added by Pete Russell on July 21, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Could your backyard be famous?



I received an email recently from a gentleman who is looking for a kiwi backyard to make famous.…



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Added by Pete Russell on July 19, 2010 at 3:16pm — 10 Comments

Situation Vacant: Finance / Admin Chief for Ooooby

Situation Vacant: Finance / Admin Chief


Your job is to be in charge of the money and the admin for Ooooby HQ.


You need to be kind hearted and an effective communicator.


You are responsible for managing the accounts, providing board level
financial reports and participating in projections.


This is an…
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Added by Pete Russell on July 18, 2010 at 5:49pm — 5 Comments

Ooooby is now 100% social business.



Well I suppose it was always going to happen. It just took me a while to get my capitalist finger nails out of the pie.



So from now on Ooooby pays no dividend to its shareholders. Shareholders can earn money by being of value to Ooooby by fulfilling a role within the business, but they don't get paid any…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 12, 2010 at 8:51pm — 9 Comments

Food Growing Robots

Image courtesy: Gorobotics



Is the idea of robots in the garden too much of an invasion of the…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 12, 2010 at 2:33pm — 11 Comments

Detroit gets growing

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Detroit was once the engine of America's automotive industry. Today it is a symbol of urban decay. But a daring bid to return the land to farming is…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 12, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

The joy of local food



The idea of locally grown food is simply delicious. Food you can trust. Food you can taste. Food you can…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 7, 2010 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Hunger is Non-Negotiable

These days our food is controlled by transnational corporations…

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Added by Pete Russell on July 5, 2010 at 6:20pm — 4 Comments

We are all workers

Wonderful inspiration.

Added by Pete Russell on July 5, 2010 at 11:25am — 4 Comments

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