Ooooby is a place to buy and sell local food and connect with over 6000 food growers from backyard gardeners to farmers.

To buy and sell food go to this site.

If you like to spend time in the garden then you can mingle among a few thousand other food gardeners on this site chatting about anything from keeping worms to swapping seedlings to making the perfect compost.  See the different groups here.

If you grow food for a living or if you would like to earn some extra income by growing food then we are interested in buying from you. Send an email to

Ooooby is a commons based business that pays fairly and is owned collectively by its members.

Ooooby members are part of the food revolution that is building massive momentum every day. Millions are returning to their own backyards and embracing the once declining skill of food growing.

Ooooby is a lifestyle choice with the goal of eating the bulk of our basic foods fresh from our own local area.

We are not talking about giving up chocolate or coffee because they're not produced locally. We are simply suggesting that it is possible for our basic staple to be provided from local sources if we work together with local farmers and backyard food growers.

At Ooooby like minded people gather to share up to date information about local food, growing tips, inspirational stories and more. Lots of people are also using Ooooby as a way to facilitate back yard food swaps and sales.

The engagement of Ooooby in your local area can create a kind of contingent food economy for your community in the event of global economic or ecological shifts.

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Comment by Su Hoskin on April 3, 2013 at 6:58pm
Kia ora koutou, If you would like to increase your knowledge about gardening, organics, and/or biodynamics, this is a fabulous course. I studied with them up in Hawkes Bay in 2005-06, and we are very fortunate that they are offering the course down here.  See the attached flyer for more info. I highly recommend it as value for money. If you love learning, have a garden, lifestyle block, or any animals, or are interested in soil biology, you'll love this course. Please forward to anyone you think could be interested. Cheers, Su

Interested in Organics or Biodynamics? Considering Certification? Too busy for full-time study?

Due to popular demand & following on from a very successful programme in Marlborough two years ago and Central Otago last year, Taruna is now taking expressions of interest for the course to return to Otago in 2013. It comprises three 8 day seminars spread over 8 months, and between seminars, through home-based independent study, you will directly apply learning to your own property, including the development of a comprehensive organic management plan, crucial to certification.

The Certificate in Applied Organics and BioDynamics Central Otago 2013 Provisional dates Seminar 1, August 23rd- 30th Seminar 2, November 22nd – 29th Seminar 3, February 14th 21st
For more information please contact us on: (06) 877 7174, or visit our website:

Comment by Andy Kenworthy on October 17, 2011 at 2:19pm
Link working now!
Comment by WIC Garden Project on September 3, 2011 at 9:33pm


Sadly your 'For ideas on how to use this site click here' link doesn't seem to be working...? I'd like to learn more.

Cheers.  Kathryn


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