Happy Birthday Ooooby!


Who could have imagined that in just two years Ooooby would have grown into such a wonderful and rather large family of food growers and local food lovers?


Sure, I had visions of Ooooby being a way to connect people from around the world with common food values, but I did not foresee the steady and loving flow of beautiful soulful people gathering together to share with and support each other in their endeavours to create back yard Eden’s.


Here’s a quick snapshot of where we are at 2 years from birth.


  • 3,250 members
  • 160,000 visitors
  • 1,200,000 page views
  • 4,500 photos
  • 1,200 blogs


Also, together we have successfully piloted an exciting homegrown market stall concept where growers barter and sell local and homegrown food.


And 10 weeks ago we also launched the pilot of a local food home delivery service which is already serving over 90 households with a weekly box of scrumptious Ooooby food.


As the fortunate person to have had the pleasure to host this fabulous gathering, I just want to say that this was not my idea. The Ooooby idea is a collective concept that we have all had a part in realising.


So here's to being a part of such a wonderful group of people. Happy Birthday Ooooby. Hip Hooray!

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Comment by Christine Moginie on December 23, 2010 at 8:15am
Must be tired... also Lis Alington's BD Compost preps and the Kowhai Group's recently unearthed BD 500..go Biodynamics?!?...I might take some for my memory I think! Christine
Comment by Christine Moginie on December 23, 2010 at 8:12am
Oh yes ...forgot to mention..I have a freshly packaged supply of Rachel Pomeroy and Peter Proctors' CPP(Cow Pat Pit) in store at Vortex Creative Wellbeing Centre 70 Michaels Ave Ellerslie for all those who where waiting for it to arrive etc....excellent for helping to hold  the goodness in your plants and soil over summer ...prevent mildews, and bolting by applying now after all this lovely rain...Cheers!
Comment by Christine Moginie on December 23, 2010 at 7:56am
Well done Ooooby team,,this kind of venture can only grow and grow...just like the plants at the Vortex BD Community Garden in Michaels Ave Ellerslie...if anyone has the time to help me try to tame the enormous tomato plants before they take over the building PLEASE drop by...even after I've closed on the 24th your time and skills will be very much appreciated...there will be delicious veges, and herbs to take home as your reward!!! Thanks Christine ph: 5797615
Comment by Estelle N on December 21, 2010 at 2:12pm

Happy Birthday! and may the Birthdays never stop coming!

Comment by Pete Russell on December 21, 2010 at 1:36am

Actually, there are more pegs on the wall now and more coming all the time.  We have quite a crew here at Ooooby these days.

Comment by Pete Russell on December 21, 2010 at 1:33am

I appreciate your kind words Earl.  Thank you.

Comment by Earl Mardle on December 21, 2010 at 12:35am


You are the peg on which all this hangs.

Take a bow and thanks a million.

Comment by Kali on December 20, 2010 at 1:55pm

wonderful, cheers Ooooby!

Comment by Nat & Pete on December 19, 2010 at 2:27pm

Happy birthday!

Comment by Hester on December 17, 2010 at 1:06pm

Happy Birthday Ooooby-I love you!


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