April 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Grocery Co-op, Kitchen To Sprout In Redding

Source: anewscafe.com…


Added by Pete Russell on April 30, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Other caterpillars...

So, my parsley has been decimated by caterpillars. And my carrot tops... I haven't really grown parsley before, but this year I had a great little patch going. Now I have stalks.
I took great delight in feeding the caterpillars to our turtles.

Added by Sarah Walsh on April 29, 2010 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

A wonderful place to experience.

I have been blessed to spend many days here at Giverny Gardens of late, working with Gabrielle on the Ooooby "Business" Plan".

It is a wonderful place to come and soak up valuable information on how you…


Added by Pete Russell on April 28, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

cheap herbs

Hi, - want a quick and cheap herb garden? Instead of buying potted herbs from the garden centre which may cost you up to $1ea, buy the potted kitchen herbs from your supermarket. These only cost $2.45ea, and you get about 12 plants in each pot!

Added by Wendy Elice Kendall on April 27, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

New Aquaponics Group

Just new to Ooooby. The Aquaponics group is a great way to learn about this high yield backyard food system. Sylvia, the group host, is a fabulous ambassador of aquaponics. Thank you Sylvia.…


Added by Pete Russell on April 26, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Pocket Markets: Farmers' Markets Go Mini

Source: Ecosalon

We crave convenience. Some of us are able to go out of our way to shop, live and act greener, but for a lot of very busy people, “going out of their way” is just not an…


Added by Pete Russell on April 25, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Farmers Market Noobz

Source: Ecosalon

If you haven’t spent much time at farmers markets, I know they can be a bit…


Added by Pete Russell on April 25, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Farmers Market numbers steadily Growing

Is this trend likely to flatten out or will we continue the upwards climb?

Added by Pete Russell on April 23, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Trailer

I will be attending this symposium held at the Grey Lynn Community Centre on the afternoon of Saturday the 8th of May along with James Samuel, Maya Nova, Pippa Coom and many other wonderful people.

Please come and join us for what looks like will be a wonderfully enlightening afternoon.

Event details are…


Added by Pete Russell on April 23, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

autumn's abundance

I love this time of year... my preserving pans don't get much of a rest, the stock pot has quinces and crab apples simmering away, destined to be made into jelly, peeled and halved quinces baking in the oven.

Am not sure where the crab apples came from, they turned up at the office while I was out and didn't leave their name - hopefully, the donor will call me soon. This batch of quinces were originally gifted to a friend who's moving house so too busy to preserve them so has given… Continue

Added by Megan on April 22, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Growing Barley in Auckland?

This is a little intro for some great short episodes with expert gardener Tony…


Added by Pete Russell on April 22, 2010 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Vote for the 2010 Intrepid Travel NZ Volunteer of the Year!

Te Radar the MC for the 2010 awards…


Added by Gavin Healy on April 22, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

yes please....

yes please.... Continue

Added by Linda on April 22, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Annie Novak and Growing Chefs

I recently watched an interview on The Greene Space in which Annie Novak is interviewed for her fabulous work on Growing Chefs and Rooftop Farms.

This is the sort of work…


Added by Pete Russell on April 22, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Durham, a Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food

Source: New York Times

Watts Grocery, near Duke, offers braised rabbit, polenta and seasonal vegetables.…


Added by Pete Russell on April 21, 2010 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

If I could get a box of this book into NZ, would you want one?

I haven't got my hands on one yet, but from what I have seen online, it is a fabulous inspiration.

It shows step by step in photos the way people have transformed their previously boring and unproductive pieces of real estate into beautiful gardens of eden.…


Added by Pete Russell on April 21, 2010 at 8:00pm — 86 Comments

Tipping Point - Peak Oil and Economic Collapse

This is now ony of a genre of articles dealing with our near future. It is a compelling and well reaseached paper on the effects of energy descent on our economy and global civilsation. It has clear implications to us all and the link is:


Happy reading

Had a great meeting of the North Shore group at Dee's… Continue

Added by Debbi Lyons on April 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Food Groups Clash Over Compost Sludge

Source: New York Times…


Added by Pete Russell on April 19, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

Slow Food: A Tale of Two Tomatoes

Source: Huffington Post…


Added by Pete Russell on April 19, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Slow Food

Back to basics: Seresin organic apprentice Erin Kenyon, 18,…


Added by Pete Russell on April 17, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

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