Pete Russell's Blog – December 2008 Archive (5)

The first Ooooby Store

Ooooby is opening its first Store.

8 Putiki Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island

New Zealand.

We are very excited about this development and look forward to connecting with and serving Ooooby members from all over the island.

Over the next few months we hope to be providing a good selection of food grower supplies, (seedlings, treatments, compost teas, tools, mulch etc.) as well as a good variety of food growing workshops and seminars.

We would also like to… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Ooooby T-Shirt Business

Are you good at craft?

We are looking for someone who is good at fiddly things to make the Ooooby T-shirts.

This is the stencil style logo,

so all we need now is for someone to cut it into a stencil sheet and then get some ink and a roller and print T-Shirts with the Ooooby logo.

It could be a good little business for someone... who knows how many people would want an Ooooby T-shirt?

Let me know… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How are we spending our time?

Amongst all this torrid confusion around the economy, climate and energy, how are we spending our time?

What are we paying attention to? Who are we paying attention to?

Is your health in check? Are you eating well? When was the last time you had a nutrient rich fresh live meal?

Where do you get a nutrient rich meal from? Your back yards? What does that mean?

Spending more time in my backyard patch at home with my family? Spending more time at the… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 19, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ten Reasons to Eat Local

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Brenton Johnson, an organic farmer and owner of Johnson’s Backyard Garden, came up with this list of top 10 reasons to buy local food, based on his philosophy to live in harmony with the land.

1. Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community is usually picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Peak Oil Task Force - Stagecoach Group, Virgin Group, Yahoo and more...


The risk

The food and drink manufacturing sector is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK. Virtually all of the processes in the modern food system are dependent on cheap oil and therefore the price of our food is directly linked to the price of oil. Over 50% of fossil fuels used in agriculture are fed into the production of fertiliser, currently vital to maintaining domestic food supply.

The opportunity

Less intensive, local food production may… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 13, 2008 at 9:06am — No Comments


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