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

I am interested in...

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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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