Hi Pete,do you have a spare bedroom,caravan,have you thought about becoming a wwoofer host,its a great way to get helping hands,and tools you can hire for a day or two if need be.We have been hosts for three years,and have had such wonderful help from wwoofers,and the kids always look forward to the next wwoofers,cheers Fi
Hi Pete, What is Ning? I have been sent an invite to Ning and I have no idea what it is! Is it a new thing on ooooby or is it a different site? the invite came from some one I dont know so was wondering if it is opposition to ooooby? Is Someone trying to steal your thunder?
You have created THE most brilliant website, in the true sense of the word. Why make this feel 'tacky' with 'attach a gift'. Unnecessary and not appreciated.
I mention ooooby to everyone I know because I'm proud of it.
Hi Pete, I am a novice gardener and just joined ooooby (v exciting!). My alter ego is Honcho of a small NZ drinks company. We make iced tea, you may have heard of us (Teza) or seen our grassy cars driving around Auckland. Anyway one of the things we have A LOT of is used tea leaves which seems to be a magic mulch product. I wondered if your members would be keen to try some on their gardens. At the moment we pack and send 5kg boxes around the country to whoever wants some for absolutely no money at all, we even cover postage. We think it might be time to send bigger lots to some larger gardens and I thought I'd start with ooooby. Keen to hear your thoughts anyway.
hi Pete... have a look at member, Sarah Raven's gardening books.. very inspirational.. both her garden cookbook and her Vegetable Plot, among her others.. might be good to feature her books? hope you well... and busy digging away...gabriella
Pete-- I was on the Island for the last 2 weeks, currently at Auckland airport waiting for the flight home. Sorry to have missed you. Rented my house to Claire Mummary, she is a Permacultural gardener--do you know her.
Will have my first cheese being made in 3 weeks -- will be available to buy in January. So lots of progress.
hello Pete, I really love the distinct seasons that we have here - especially autumn and winter, the autumn colours are spectacular and something that you don't really get up in Auckland (I grew up in Mangere when it used to be all market gardens). However, if you're a snow bunny then August is the best time to visit. Just make sure that you allow plenty of time to look around while you're here! There's not really a bad time to visit, all year round is glorious :))
We're looking at fund raising options at the moment, have got two sites for community gardens, one kindly provided on private land in Speargrass Flat Rd near Arrowtown & the other close to town provided by the council. Literally green field sites and we need to start from scratch. Have already obtained one grant (we've done all the official stuff setting up an incorporated society, applying for charitable status etc) and planted some experimental crops in the Speargrass Rd site. Gleaning lots of good ideas from the other groups on Ooooby. Will give you plenty of notice when we get something organised but you're always welcome to visit us, would be great to talk to you.