Pete Russell's Blog – September 2010 Archive (25)

It's Here! The Ooooby Box

Want a delicious slice of farmers market on your doorstep every week?



Now you can support local growers at the
click of a button.



Limited supply. First in, first served. Tell me more.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Ooooby Hall of Fame



Congratulations smarty pants!



Swainy, Richard,…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

What's in the Box?



WHAT'S IN THE BOX?



Any guesses?



We reveal the contents sometime before the 30th of September.



If you think you know then tell…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 29, 2010 at 11:12am — 82 Comments

Who is this Kid?

I woke up this morning and watched this TEDx talk that James Samuel sent through to me. WOW!



This young man has more eloquently expressed the reason behind Ooooby in less than 6 minutes, than I have been able to express in countless blogs and long winded conversations.…



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Added by Pete Russell on September 26, 2010 at 8:05am — 7 Comments

New Urban Farm Rules Going Into Effect

I was heartened to read this article about new urban farm rules being put into effect by the Seattle City Council.



We could learn from these guys. Any of you oooobsters out there have the nous and willingness to start working with your local councils to…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 26, 2010 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Get Growing Auckland!

Growing your own organic food is great for you and great for the planet. We want to show Aucklanders how easy and enjoyable urban gardening can be and challenge you to give it a try.



Come along to:

* Plant a seed to take home

* See creative container gardening displays

* Hear from experienced urban gardeners

* Taste some garden-fresh healthy food

* Learn about how you can… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 24, 2010 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

Does Dole Do it for You?



In the latest edition of Celsius, there was an article on Dole's new product tracing system.



Dole's new RFID technology means you can type a 3 digit code from a sticker on their fruit to find out where it came from. Not a bad idea. Personally I feel…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 22, 2010 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

Prioritising Food Purchases

Local organic food is the holy grail for most of us oooobsters, right?



Nothing beats an organic, nutrient dense beet grown in your very own backyard. But what if you can't grow everything you eat? How do you decide which is the next best?



In developing the long awaited Ooooby Box…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 20, 2010 at 10:04pm — 22 Comments

Mark Bittman: Local Food Is Booming Downtown, in Brooklyn

Source: NBC New York Watch the video here.
Brooklyn rooftops aren’t just for hipster parties anymore.

The New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman gave Niteside the inside scoop on a… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 20, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Hidden Roots of Local Food Movement

Source: Yes Magazine Photo Essay: Posters of wartime efforts to promote canning, conservation, and home gardening…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 18, 2010 at 12:46pm — 4 Comments

Daryl Hannah Radio Interview on Permaculture Course


Radio Interview here.

Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2010 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments

Jeanette Fitzsimons - The importance of New Zealand being an organic GE free nation



PUBLIC TALK -



The Soil & Health Association of NZ proudly presents their new Patron, Jeanette Fitzsimons



Topic: “The importance of New Zealand being an organic GE free nation



Jeanette will speak with her usual passion and knowledge, painting the big picture around how organic and GE free agriculture fits with living…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Chinese Government Encourages Urban Agriculture

Source: Global Times



The Beijing Agricultural Bureau is trying to encourage the cultivation of mini-farms on balconies and in yards by offering residents free seeds and farming equipment. Growing one's own greens can help to reduce carbon emissions, clean the air and release stress.



Starting this Saturday,… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 15, 2010 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Twelve Salad Leaves

The Kitchen Garden puts out wonderful emails from time to time and today's one really caught my fancy. This is a really useful guide for us ignoramuses when we are asked to "Go and grab some Mizuna from the garden please sweetheart."


Thank you Rachel. You can visit Rachel's site…
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Added by Pete Russell on September 8, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Freedom Ahead



We need to be aware of…
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Added by Pete Russell on September 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Giapo Gelato goes Ooooby

I wandered into Giapo's Gelato shop on Queen street in downtown Auckland the other day and was enthusiastically welcomed by Giapo himself. Did you know he has local homegrown fruit in some of his gelatos?



The article below from Springwise tells his story.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

1 Million Pageviews on this Site- Yay!!

Have you ever counted to 1 million? I haven't. I don't think I've even counted to 1,000 come to think of it.

Added by Pete Russell on September 6, 2010 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Museum Lecture Series

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Added by Pete Russell on September 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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