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MAYDAY MAYDAY!!!

Come and join us at the Ooooby Stall opening at La Cigale French Markets in Parnell this Sunday, the 1st of May!!

 

Bring your autumn harvests from your garden in a box or basket. When you get there we'll explain how it all works.  It's a great way deal with any surplus and to make a bit of extra…

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Added by Pete Russell on April 29, 2011 at 1:16pm — 5 Comments

Ooooby Stall On The Mooove

The Ooooby Stall at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market is moving to La Cigale, Parnell on Sunday the 1st of May.

 

With winter in the wings we have needed to make the tough decision to move to a larger market in order to keep the Ooooby Stall viable over the slow…

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Added by Pete Russell on April 22, 2011 at 1:38pm — 9 Comments

Ooooby Box Seeking a New Home

The Ooooby Box is currently located on Surrey Crescent in Grey Lynn.

 

We have a short term lease agreement in order to keep costs down and flexibility up.

 

The landlord has suggested that he may have a more permanent tenant interested…

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Added by Pete Russell on March 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Solving Our Food Industry Dilemmas

Have you noticed lately that food prices have rapidly increased? In the last 3 years we have seen a 14% price rise on food while general inflation has only risen by 8.9%.*



That means that food prices have inflated more than 57% above wage inflation, or in other words, 1.57 times…

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Added by Pete Russell on March 15, 2011 at 6:32pm — 6 Comments

Could You Be a Micro-Farmer?

Image: The Modern Gardener

 

Do you have a decent bit of backyard?  An area the size pictured above could yield a decent harvest if it is done right.

 

The…

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Added by Pete Russell on February 28, 2011 at 5:06pm — 17 Comments

How Big should Your Garden Be?

 

Thank you James for sharing this with us.

The page below looks like good information.



Does anyone else have anything to say about this book?

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Added by Pete Russell on February 16, 2011 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Recipes for this week's Ooooby Box

Added by Pete Russell on February 14, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Permaculture Principle Song

Check out the vid here.
Groovy tunes for all you permi's out there.
Thanks to @backyardfoods

Added by Pete Russell on February 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Compost - "I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours"

Now I know that there is a science behind compost and I have attended the workshops for producing fantastic compost, but the reality is that we have a…

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Added by Pete Russell on February 7, 2011 at 3:35pm — 21 Comments

Are you an Urban Farmer in an Auckland Suburb?

image source

 

Hayley from the Aucklander is looking for anyone with an urban farm in the…

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Added by Pete Russell on February 7, 2011 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

I love my veggie garden, but...



 

I like things that are easy, and an Ooooby box is an easy way for me to support local growers and get a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies on my doorstep.

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Added by Pete Russell on January 31, 2011 at 3:29pm — 4 Comments

Obama on Local Food

Added by Pete Russell on January 30, 2011 at 10:25am — 5 Comments

Another Way To Preserve Your Food

If you're anything like us, you may have too much food in your garden at the moment.

The idea of preserving in bottles and jars is all very romantic, but with our fast paced life, we find it quite a challenge to find the time and space to get it done.

 

Introducing a new way to preserve the value of your garden…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 28, 2011 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

Global food system must be transformed 'on industrial revolution scale'

Source: guardian.co.uk

The existing food system fails half the people on the planet, and needs radical change if world is to feed itself, report…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 27, 2011 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

2011 Auckland Permaculture Workshop

2011 course - Spaces are Limited.



Auckland Permaculture Workshop (APW) offer a wide range of workshops that engage and inspire people in developingsustainable living solutions.

Participantslearn design skills that integrate the environment, peopleand technology to create resilient ways of living…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Situation Vacant: CTO / Technical Advisor for Ooooby

 

Situation Vacant: CTO / Technical Advisor



Ooooby has expanded from its Ning powered social network of over 3,000 members, into running an innovative local food box delivery service.

 

And now behind the scenes…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Up Up and Away!

Image: foa.org

 

The chart on the left shows us that toward the end of 2010 food prices were nearly as high as the record time of mid 2008.  Now in January 2011 we have reached a new…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2011 at 2:20pm — 7 Comments

Is it time for a new food system?

The vast majority of our current global food-scape is controlled by a very small number of corporations who view food purely as means to profit. Nothing new here, food has been a means for profit since the advent of money, however never before has the food game been dominated so comprehensively by so few…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 5, 2011 at 10:13pm — 14 Comments

Spotted in Newmarket

Photograph Karen Knighton

 

What a delightful piece of street design!  A beautiful marriage of function and form don't you…

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Added by Pete Russell on December 21, 2010 at 12:05pm — 11 Comments

Ooooby is two!

Happy Birthday Ooooby!

 

Who could have imagined that in just two years Ooooby would…

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Added by Pete Russell on December 17, 2010 at 1:02pm — 10 Comments

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