Pete Russell's Blog – November 2010 Archive (10)

When Crop Mobs Take Over

Source: Yes Magazine by Tina Chadwick



Crop Mob Atlanta is a new grassroots organization that’s going a step further than buying and eating local food—they’re actually going to the farms and volunteering on the weekends. From pulling weeds to watering, this all-ages and all-backgrounds team up every month or so to, literally, “mob” a local farm.



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Added by Pete Russell on November 29, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Minimalism in NZ



Do you lead a simple life? Do you choose to have few possessions? Would you call yourself a minimalist? If so, a NZ Herald journalist would love to hear from you for a story about minimalism in NZ. Please get in touch by Monday November 29. Email Rebecca Barry…
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Added by Pete Russell on November 27, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Ooooby drivers are paid in local food.



Would you like a Box of fresh local food in return for delivering a few Boxes to homes in your neighbourhood?



We have had great success with our customer operated delivery system, and now we're ready to expand.



How does it work? Simple. You…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 23, 2010 at 4:16pm — 19 Comments

Ooooby Fruit Posse wants YOU!

We can't put it off any longer!



It's time to pull our finger out of the proverbial plum and to get our act together.



There are literally thousands of Fruit Trees in Auckland that are simply being neglected with the fruit going to waste.…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 23, 2010 at 3:31pm — 11 Comments

The Rise of the Lazy Locavore



This article starts with attitude but then quickly turns to tell a story of a model that many more of us could adopt. Read on... Source: Wall Street Journal By Katy McLaughlin.…



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Added by Pete Russell on November 17, 2010 at 7:16pm — 5 Comments

HELP! More Local Growers Needed for the Ooooby Box!

Image Courtesy Island Press

This week, after just one month of operation, we will be delivering over 70 Ooooby Boxes to doorsteps around Auckland!



That means more…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 14, 2010 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

GST Rise Affects Fruit & Veg Prices up 4%



Source: Infonews.co.nz…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 13, 2010 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Edible City Trailer

Well worth the 10 mins to watch… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on November 9, 2010 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

How High Is Your Silverbeet Tree?



It's that time of year where unattended silverbeet starts to make it's mark on the world.



Can you better this one? If you have a photo then simply add it to the comments box…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 9, 2010 at 11:54am — 5 Comments

The BIG BOX Lands

The BIG BOX has finally landed.

It is a beautifully refurbished shipping container complete with hydraulic doors.



Check out the action in this little…

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Added by Pete Russell on November 1, 2010 at 9:02pm — 8 Comments

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