Over 260 people came to one of the 10 Ooooby sponsored workshops on the Six Figure Farming NZ Tour, to hear what Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone had to share about their years of building small scale profitable urban farms on 1.5 and 1/3 acre peri-urban and urban farms.…Continue
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Learn the inner workings of small-plot growing and discover how urban micro-farming can be a profitable enterprise while regenerating the land and your local food system. Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone will share the design and workings of their individual enterprises – both the production and the business – with insights and knowledge that has been hard won, but ready for you to take and implement. Details of what you can expect at these workshops, can be found at…Continue
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Enormous opportunities are opening up as we move from an unsustainable industrial food production and distribution model, to one that regenerates the very soil and land that supports life.
Thankfully and not before time, this topic is receiving increasing amounts of attention.
A rising chorus is now coming from UN agencies on how food security, poverty, gender…Continue
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The first New Zealand Food Forest Hui, held in Auckland last week was a high energy and over-subscribed event (we had sold out and had people in a waiting list). Here are some of the highlights and outcomes. If you missed it, stay in touch, there’s sure to be another!…Continue
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Start a food forest with a coffee and a croissant. For only $8 you could help build the foundation of Auckland's first Community Food Forest on public land.
'Food Forest Andy' has the skills and know how to establish a high yield forests to provide fresh, nutritious food for generations to come. So with your contribution of as little as $8 (or as much as you…Continue
This story, is outstanding for a number of reasons. The courage of the people involved, the seriousness with which they are taking on the task, the knowledge they are finding and bringing to the projects, and the achievements they appear to be making, to name a few.
We are the urban experiment… We are the seed that died and went into the ground. We…Continue
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The Ooooby team keeps growing as the idea becomes ever more attractive. Imagine, “local food everywhere”, through a transformation of…Continue
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While their country cousins' populations…Continue
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If we could increase our local food purchases, particularly organic food, this would not only have profound benefits on our health and greatly reduce our contribution to global warming, but would also greatly…Continue
Growing your own veggies is great. But the process can be intimidating and time consuming. That's why it's so important to help newbies learn new skills and meet like-minded, experienced gardeners. Whether it's…Continue