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I am a...
Home Farmer
I can offer
Gardening advice, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Dairy, Lots of years in the garden
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Preserving, WWOOFA Hosting, WWOOFA Working, Offering Land for Gardeners
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We are sustainable gardeners with chickens, a Jersey milking cow about to calf, and 1 fresian cross year old calf that we are training to be another milking cow.I am passionate about growing Strawberries, multiplying leeks and Super foods like Jerusalem artichokes and Yacons, With fresh vegetables the whole year round, milk, and eggs, their is not much else that we need.
I am also passionate about all cultured foods and kefir grains, kombucha, caspian sea yoghurt. I love herbs and seed saving.

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Biodynamic workshop this Saturday.

Rachael Pomeroy from the NZ Organic Magazine is doing a workshop on "The Biodynamic Calendar" With an Evening Star watch..  Follow the movement of the sun, moon, and planets from your own backyard, and use the rhythms in practical ways in your garden.   This Saturday. May 12th 11.30am to 8pm. followed by a shared meal and an evening star watch.

At the Rudolf Steiner School. Welcome Bay Rd. Ph. 542 2452.  Cost $25.00. Limited spaces!!!!

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 8:01pm

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At 10:25am on November 7, 2012, Roxy Hart said…

Hi Jane, My parcel has arrived :) but instead of Water grains i got milk ones! Do you have any water grains?

At 10:00am on October 16, 2012, Helen said…

Hi Jane , did the courier bag arrive? cheers, helen

At 4:26pm on October 7, 2012, Helen said…

Hi Jane , am afraid possibly not a lot that you have not already got ... lemon balm mint (enough for drying, also the plants, and plants peppermint mint, garlic chive , thyme , lavendar, sage, - capsicum seed, holyhock seeds, and a couple of currents 1st year with roots and may have fruit on (pretty sure they are red, - was away last year and birds had them all- happy to pay something if you prefer, , will send you courier bag, kind regards, helen

At 5:08pm on October 6, 2012, Helen said…

hi Jane , just wondering if you have any spare gotu kola still , happy to send you courier bag ,cheers, helen , napier

At 3:22pm on September 24, 2012, Kathy Fathers said…

For your friends friend who was looking for North Shore 'hippies'
this works for them...  From my daughter in Auckland.  Hope this helps

At 10:44am on August 19, 2012, Kathy Fathers said…

Also - Glen Eden enviroment centre - and New Lynn has a community orchard.  My daughter is sending more details if they are interested

At 10:43am on August 19, 2012, Kathy Fathers said…

Kaipatiki Project Community Planting
Eskdale Reserve,
Glenfield Rd, Auckland. 9.30am start. Free BBQ for planters. Find out more at
www.kaipatiki.org.nz. Sep 1 - for your people from Ak North Shore

At 8:38pm on July 31, 2012, Josh Wooler said…

I don't run courses there are people maybe try the weston price page? but I'm happy to give the culture and a recipie and some basic tips although I've only just started out myself so not a pro at this by any standard.

At 6:32pm on July 30, 2012, Pete Russell said…
Hello Jane.

Ooooby is not at any markets around Auckland anymore as we have changed to a local food home delivery service instead. You can find out more here. www.ooooby.org Hope that helps.
At 1:07pm on March 22, 2012, Kali said…

hi Jane, it will be good getting to know you on Ooooby, must be great having your own milk, i tried that long ago, but i am no milkmaid! the cow got the better of me. I am in the process of putting a seedlist together, I have a big variety of seed saved from my garden, I'll get back to you soon



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