A place to learn from each other about growing food.

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Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2014

Grey Lynn Community Centre.

510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Cost: Koha (recommend $5-$10)


Next session: Thursday 1st December 7.00pm - 8.30pm. 

Topic: Getting 'Gifty' with the Garden 


Let's get Creative for Christmas. This evening will be a fun get together to learn how to make some nice things from and for the garden. 

We will make 'seedbombs' which can be fun and educational gifts, and are fun for kids too.

If you have any gifty garden ideas, please bring them to share, preferably with some instructions we can copy or write down.  Things such as plant based Christmas decorations and edible treats.


Looking forward to getting gifty with you!


Purpose of Ooooby-versity: To learn about growing food and to have fun.

Bring koha to cover room costs.
Everyone help set up and pack down room.
Be on time.
Bring your own notebook, pens and name tag.

Start an Ooooby-versity in your neighbourhood.
If you would like to host or just attend an Ooooby-versity in your local area, simply email us at and we'll let you know what to do to get the ball rolling.

Discussion Forum

DVDs for a better world 3 Replies


Started by Tony. Last reply by Karen Bee Oct 5, 2011.

Suggestions for Grey Lynn Ooooby-versity topics 3 Replies

For the last few months I've taken on the Ooooby-versity organising speakers. Is there a good speaker that you think will interest the group?Do you think people want to know more about bees, avocado…Continue

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Started by Lisa L. Last reply by Conscious Café Jul 18, 2011.

Massey, Waitakere City 4 Replies

Anyone else in the area interested in community gardens, discussions, learning together?

Started by Gayleen Taylor. Last reply by Aaron Bennett Mar 16, 2011.

Mulch 1 Reply

Be careful with peastraw I found it brought black nightshade into my garden that wasnt there before.

Started by Susan Lucas. Last reply by Tony Feb 28, 2011.

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Comment by Angie Gibbons on September 15, 2010 at 9:10pm
Hi Can I suggest a seeds saving workshop as one of the ooooby versity programs? this should be done in spring early summer.
Comment by Pete Russell on September 15, 2010 at 7:45am
Funny you should ask Angie. Yesterday Christy and I decided that from now on Ooooby-versity will be once a month. First Thursday of the month from now on. Next session 7th October.
Comment by Angie Gibbons on September 15, 2010 at 6:48am
Anything on for this thursday?
Comment by Christy Martin on August 24, 2010 at 9:37pm
This Thursday Aug 26th at GLCC we will be featuring "Earth Whisperers"-
Comment by Angie Gibbons on August 17, 2010 at 1:03pm
Comment by Emily Harris on August 6, 2010 at 9:38am
It was great to have some Ooooby-versity members along to the Urban Pantry Community Meet-up last night. Hope you enjoyed giving your brains some exercise brainstorming about urban gardening. Someone left behind a nice little black umbrella. If it's yours, message me so I can arrange to get it back to you.
Comment by domegrown on July 17, 2010 at 6:56pm
Michelle in the Wairarapa/Wellington ,I am looking for likeminded people to start an Oooby-Versity group in my area I would love get togethers with people and pick their brains on how I can utilise my dome for growing and maybe people come and have a look, I am a bit of a beginner at gardening but slowly becoming addicted
Comment by David Bell on June 14, 2010 at 11:10am
Anybody in Waihi interested? I have raised gardens, fruit trees and a big compost heap.
Comment by Pete Russell on June 14, 2010 at 10:25am
Thank you Lisa. I have added it to the top of the page now.
Comment by Lisa L on June 14, 2010 at 10:18am
I can't see on this page that there is Grey Lynn group going every Thursday 6.30 -8pm upstairs at the Grey Lynn Community centre in Richmond Rd /b>/b>( same place as the farmers market) we have had some great meetings and interesting discussions, do join us!

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