I am a...


I can offer

Gardening & yard labour, Gardening advice, Garden watering, Garden sitting, Poultry sitting, to be a gardening buddy, Lead a workshop, Permaculture design, Food from my garden, Tools & Equipment to hire/borrow, Bulk food storage

Food Growing Skill Level


Experience and Qualifications

Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate, Horticulturalist, Lots of years in the garden

I am interested in...

Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Offering Land for Gardeners, Gardening on others Land

Tell us about your garden and what you're growing

At the moment I am living my caravan in a community in Drury. We have Free Range Eggs, Raw Milk and veges. I work as a relief teacher and as a lab technician, having little time for gardening aspects, but I keep in touch and I help people designing and in working bees.

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  • Thank you Ricardo re your advice on horse manure. I have covered it with my existing compost heap so hopefully in time will reap the benefits. happy gardening :-)

  • Hi Ricardo,

    We don't live in Auckland, live on an island quite far away but in Ak city zoning.  Would be good to share work/plums etc with you and we have been sharing with other islanders.

  • Yes Iam!

  • Hi Ricardo,

    We're always on the lookout for growers.  The group is here https://ooooby.ning.com/group/growers

    The best person to talk to is Lisa Davis.  She is our supply coordinator.

  • Thanks Ricardo,

    I love this site, hardy get time to do what i want.lol

    teenagers and a grandgirl keeps me busy.

    Cheers Vanessa

  • Hello Richard, I'm so sorry for not answering you back for so long, my husband had a massive stroke and life has been flipped for me. You had said: But, what is going on with the law S503? is that true or is a stupid conspiracy theory?

    And other guys who are fined for catching rainwater?


    Answer: From what information I have gathered, water, natural rain water, is so vital in so many areas and states with sensitive water issues. Needing rain water to perk into below ground aquafers that support many areas of Texas, New Mexico and other dry regions so every home, farm and ranch will have necessary water to operate. There are Ghost Towns in this country because wells that depend of rain water to fill them, have run dry.  Rain run-off in creeks that feed larger streams are home to migrating salmon breeds and other animal breeds dependent on this water, they eat the salmon or the vegetation that grows because of the available water. Salmon depend on the rains and enter the stream mouths from the ocean during these rains to migrate up-river and lay their eggs. That's why the fishermen are out fishing in the rain. These delicate systems and habitat depend on rainwater for their existence. Truly, everything is connected.


  • Hi Ricardo,


    I was in Egypt for 6 years, Dubai for the same and most recently Bahrain.  I did 15 years in total and am now more than ready to enjoy all the NZ has to offer....including the mud and rain!

    I would love a chance to learn how to grow veg and figure the best way is to get my hands dirty by joining others with more experience.

    Thanks for your welcome!

  • Hola Ricardo, gusto de conocerte. Me quedo por lo menos 1 ano mas. 


  • 24th is no good for me. Church starts at 10:30am. In fact I can't really commit to any working bees; to much to do. 
  • Hi Ricardo


    Thanks for the welcome. I would have loved to come help out this weekend but I will be in Wellington visiting some of my partners family. I have joined the Auckland working Bee Group so hopefully I'll hear about the next one. Hope it goes well.



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