Bay of Plenty


November 11



I am a...


I can offer

to be a gardening buddy, Nothing yet.

Food Growing Skill Level


Experience and Qualifications

Lots of years in the garden

I am interested in...

Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Learning, Preserving, Seed Savers

Tell us about your garden and what you're growing

Our young family recently moved onto an acre block with lots of ideas and 3 trailor loads of container grown fruit trees and veges. Over the last 12 months bantams, chooks, guinea fowls and duckshave joined the family a long with a goat (to milk in the future), guinea pigs, rabbit and the our newest baby the kunekune. We have planted a small home orchard that is slowly being added to and big vege garden (not easy with two toddlers and the chooks pulling things out as fast as we plant) The new hothouse is wonderful and work is underway for the sub-tropical area.

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  • Hi there,

    have learnt that not everyone is receiving the ooooby gathering messages I've been sending via this website, for some reason...  so thought I'd better touch base and see if you are getting them, and if not - if you'd like to be in the loop just give me your email address and will fwd them that way ;)

    normally there are backyard gatherings the 2nd sat of each month between 10am-12noon, and a great way to share produce and swap seeds etc :)

    this month is sustainable backyards month, so we have extra events - we had a stall at the nashi harvest festival at the arty house in tepuna early march, which was fun :)  and a gathering at the mount community garden last wkend. 

    this weekend on sun 16th we'll have an ooooby share table as part of the stalls at they sydenham botanic reserve in otumoetai, 1-4pm.  (hopefully the weather will work out)  and sat the 22nd we'll have an ooooby share table at the envirofest family funday/workshop day at the historic village 10-3pm  ;)

    might try some sunday gatherings from april to see how that suits people and that gathering will probably be at Jane Powel's in Papamoa that month, she's the one who often runs the 'make your own probiotics' and cheesemaking workshops.

    hope you are enjoying 2014, and look forward to seeing you if you'd like to come along sometime :)

    - if you would like the gatherings emailed, you can send your email address in a private message, by either clicking 'add as friend' at the top left of my page, or text it to my mobile 021 064 9814 ;)

  • Hello Tina :)

    just letting you know that we are merging both of the tauranga groups on this website, because the bigger one is the active one, so we are in the process of deleting the smaller group now. 

    have a good week ;)


  • Hi Tina,

    hope you are enjoying the Ooooby website.  You are always welcome to come along to any of the gatherings :) they have just started gathering momentum recently and are going really well, everyone is really enjoying meeting like minds.  :)   They are generally the 2nd sat of each month, and the next one is this saturday in Pyes Pa, with details on the Tauranga Ooooby page.  :)
  • Welcome to ooooby Tina :) what a cute little kid!  your place sounds really interesting!  good on you :)  have you heard of transition towns?  john fletcher - one of the tauranga  ooooby members runs them, you may be interested...  :)
  • Welcome to the Tauranga group Tina.  I hope to organise a get to gether about September, if you are interested
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