August 14


Browns Bay

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I am a...

Community Gardener

I can offer

Nothing yet.

Food Growing Skill Level


I am interested in...

Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Seed Savers, Offering Land for Gardeners

Tell us about your garden and what you're growing

I have becomeinterested in vegetable and fruit growing in recent years. I started a community garden in Mairangi Bay last year (brave - being a novice gardener) and have been learning heaps! I have now started a venture to pick fruit in the neighbourhood for those who cant pick or dont want their own fruit. I am keen to find out more about the council planting fruit trees.

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  • Hi Di

    I have been offered a mandarin tree to plant in a publically accessible spot. We were thinking of planting it on our front verge. I know there was that totally silly debacle with the council re planting a fruit tree on council land. Just  wondering how it all ended up? And if you have any words of wisdom?  regards Annabelle

  • Hiya Di,

    Have heard about your scheme & try to convince my friends who complain about having too much fruit to contact you...I don't have excess fruit, but I do have jars. Are you ok for them or would you like some, read somewhere that you make chutneys & jams from the fruit as well.

  • Hi Di, 

    thanks for the leaflets, I will hand them out at the next market, and leave some on the oooby/community gardens table there. 

  • I was referring to the community fruit picking, but we could support that also.


    How about we put a blurb out in next weeks Ooooby News for the community fruitpicking and link back to www.facebook.com/pickfruit .


    For the working bee, you can easily post it as an event here on Ooooby by going to the events tab at the top of the site.  Let me know when it's done and I'll feature it.  You could also write a short blog about the working bee with your questions about possums etc and I could feature that to the Ooooby front page too.

  • Hello Di.  I have just been made aware of your fantastic initiative.  Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help.  A piece in the Ooooby News perhaps?
  • Ok, change of plans. My Wednesday is now also free, so I can pick up the Peach trees after work then as well. Whatever works.
  • I work in Onehunga; and I drive through Greenlane on the want home. I could pick them all up on any day bar Wednesday this week between 4:30 and 5pm (I could saty at work a little latter if they need me to pick up after 5pm). People could then pick up from my house.
  • Brilliant. All that you do is book a room; bring a plate (as with everyone else); and prepare to show off your garden. Don't know how many people we will get; last time it was 5. Given it is warming up to spring why don’t we get everyone to bring any surplus or unwanted seed they have and we can do some swaps.

  • No one has volunteered hosting an August meeting for North Shore Ooooby. Would you consider hosting one at the community garden you are doing at Windsor Park. It may be a good way to get more people involved in your project.
  • Hi

    The first part if to you, the rest is copy and paste: I am doing something like you,  but bartering, and keeping the fruit for myself, keep me informed as I am interested in the development of the local economy.

    Hi Wellcome to oooby. On 24 7 11 at 1030 you can come earlier or later, we are going to have a Working Bee in my House.

    The idea is that the people who comes can make another working bee in their houses and we support each other.

    If it works ok, the group has to grow, split and then we would have 2 groups. The master idea isthat in the future people will support each other in the gardens.

    Let me know if you are interested. Find out whats happen before in our first one on https://ooooby.ning.com/group/workingbeesauckland Bye

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