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At 8:42pm on November 10, 2009, Fi and Steve said…
Its easy look up wwoof nz,on the site you will see how to become a host, its about $30.00 a year,and you will need another host ie me to refer you ,you can go into the wwoofer book,there are thousands of hosts in new zealand,about 15 on Waiheke.They have a host/wwoofer hotlist on there site.So if you have a job that needs to be done you ask if there is a wwoofer who has those skills etc,avaiable.We have staying with us now a couple from usa,there skill for us is that they can use chainsaws,we have a mountain of firewood to sell next winter.They will be working in the garden tomorrow if you would like to meet them,i can show you our little wwoofer cottage,wwoofers love Waiheke,at this time of the year i get aleast 4, 5 emails a week and lots of calls from wwoofers wanting to come and stay,so we are very lucky,cheers Fi ph 3393
At 5:37pm on November 10, 2009, Fi and Steve said…
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
At 1:01pm on November 7, 2009, Hester said…
Hi Pete.
Re-Ooooby crew-what sort of projects do you have in mind?
At 4:33pm on November 4, 2009, Shona Cullen said…
Thanks Pete I'll ignor it too!
At 9:48am on November 4, 2009, Shona Cullen said…
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?
At 1:58pm on October 28, 2009, imrose said…
Hi Pete,No mate i am not on other ning network.I sent all these people invitation to be my friend so most of them replied so thats great.I am Still getting to know them.I am enjoying and thats imp.
At 4:06pm on October 22, 2009, Jude Simpson said…
Hi Pete,
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.
At 3:09pm on October 21, 2009, Daphne Raj said…
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.
At 10:37am on October 17, 2009, gabriella said…
many times i have taken out The Great Vegetable Plot - inspirational pictures and 'how to' ideas. as well as the Garden Cookbook from the library.
At 3:16pm on October 16, 2009, gabriella said…
http://www.sarahraven.com

also amazon search you will find her array of books!
At 2:54pm on October 16, 2009, gabriella said…
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
At 10:04pm on October 15, 2009, Federica Pozzi said…
Sure no problem, take your time!!
At 7:30am on October 12, 2009, Karen Pickles said…
Aww Thanks Pete. I took some photo's of them marking out the plots, so I'll get them into an album so you can see the land now it's been mowed. It looks great!
At 8:22pm on October 11, 2009, Erik Sprotte said…
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.
Cheers
Erik
At 3:14pm on October 7, 2009, Bonnie Sweetland said…
Thanks for the welcome Pete. Loving the site and hoping to get more people in my area turned on to it.
At 12:50pm on October 6, 2009, James Samuel said…
It really is looking good Pete, and the activity level is consistent. Great work!
At 6:24pm on October 5, 2009, Megan said…
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 :))
At 6:20pm on October 5, 2009, Christy Ralphs said…
re Ooooby meet up - maybe after you get back in November? Sun afternoons are good for me - maybe 15th Nov or 22nd Nov?
At 5:40am on October 5, 2009, Les Squires said…
Hi Pete. Excellent job on Ooooby. I'm really impressed. I've been referring people on a regular basis. Hope you're enjoying yourself.d

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