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Six Figure Farming NZ Tour - a huge success

Over 260 people came to one of the 10 Ooooby sponsored workshops on the Six Figure Farming NZ Tour, to hear what Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone had to share about their years of building small scale profitable urban farms on 1.5 and 1/3 acre peri-urban and urban farms.…


Added by James Samuel on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Meeting of Great Minds...and me - Urban Farming

 So Thursday morning, I woke early and headed off to a Gardens for Health Meeting.  All of the people who had contacted me and told me to speak to certain people had led to this moment.  I was nervous, excited and hoped the influential and wise minds at the network meeting for Gardens for Health would not laugh my idea of a urban farm concept all the way out of the community garden in Tuakau where said meeting was to be held.

A beautiful, sunny morning, I nervously walked in the front…


Added by Charis on March 2, 2014 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

Food Forest Design Course as part of the sea change

Enormous opportunities are opening up as we move from an unsustainable industrial food production and distribution model, to one that regenerates the very soil and land that supports life.

Thankfully and not before time, this topic is receiving increasing amounts of attention.

A rising chorus is now coming from UN agencies on how food security, poverty, gender…


Added by James Samuel on January 14, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Building community like a forest

The first New Zealand Food Forest Hui, held in Auckland last week was a high energy and over-subscribed event (we had sold out and had people in a waiting list). Here are some of the highlights and outcomes. If you missed it, stay in touch, there’s sure to be another!…


Added by James Samuel on October 5, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments

Ooooby Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Crates By Creative Woodcraft

Check out these Ooooby Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Crates by creative woodcraft

These modular storage containers are very practical they can be easily stacked to save some space. They feature slatted sides that let air circulate and keep your Ooooby box…


Added by Ian Morton on August 14, 2013 at 3:13pm — 3 Comments

POD Gardening

Subscribe to POD in May and receive two free packets of seed (whilst stocks last).

To qualify for a packet of 'Silverbeet Fordhook Giant' and 'Lettuce Gourmet Salad Blend' simply enter Ooooby as your last name when you subscribe to POD during May. POD will arrange to get seeds to you at the end of the month. …


Added by Pete Russell on April 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Shade worshippers

Chooks evolved from forest dwellers so mine have spent most of the day hiding from the sun under the passionfruit vine. If you want to free range your chooks make sure theyve got shade. This may explain why the commercial 'free range' egg producers birds kept going inside when all they had was an open grass…


Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Monsanto vs Mother Earth

They are at it again and they must be stopped ---


Added by Richard Watson on April 12, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Heartwarming. Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA

Added by Kali on March 12, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Homemade Organic Spelt Pasta & Basil Pesto

Journey to the Goodlife: We made our own organic spelt pasta yesterday which we covered in our own homemade basil pesto…


Added by Bec Lees on March 22, 2013 at 11:17pm — No Comments

EAT THIS - The Emerging Food Renaissance.

I propose that over the next 7 years we will be passing through a time of significant change in many areas of our lives.  I trust that we will ultimately see a better world than we have today and I also realise that the transition phase is our most vulnerable and risky time.…


Added by Pete Russell on March 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Organic/spray-free and free-range food waste

Ever wondered where to go for a nutrient-dense meal without compromise on ingredients in Auckland?

That wondering will be over from early June 2013. A new Breakfast Deli/Lunch-/Tapas- and Oyster Bar will open at the Wynyard Quarters on Halsey Street. We will have an organic juice bar, organic coffee, a whole free-range/organic/spray-free lunch and deli…


Added by Rene Archner on March 20, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Building Community Food Forests

Start a food forest with a coffee and a croissant. For only $8 you could help build the foundation of Auckland's first Community Food Forest on public land.

'Food Forest Andy' has the skills and know how to establish a high yield forests to provide fresh, nutritious food for generations to come. So with your contribution of as little as $8 (or as much as you…


Added by James Samuel on March 19, 2013 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Journey to the Goodlife - our family adventure

Thought I'd share this fabulous Carrot we found when pricking out some baby carrots for tea! Beautiful.

We have started a blogg about our young families journey getting back to basics and becoming more sustainable, we'd love to invite you to our blogg to see what wonderful delights we have been conjuring up so far...…


Added by Bec Lees on February 15, 2013 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

Pretty in Pink..

Journey to the Goodlife

What a fabulous surprise these were...

Our good friend gave us some Scarlet Runner Beans for tea.  I cut them up then noticed some pink hiding in the bean.  My daughter and I carefully opened one and found these superbly coloured beans waiting for…


Added by Bec Lees on February 24, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Thank You Deloitte

Last week Ooooby was given a wonderful opportunity to plug into the bright young minds of 90 freshly minted university graduates during their induction to the fray of sharp thinkers at …


Added by Pete Russell on February 22, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Half Price Ooooby Box

Vist Ooooby.org to claim the offer and enter the promo code QGFRS9 in the sign up process.

Added by Pete Russell on January 9, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

What is Ooooby?

Ooooby is a place to buy and sell local food and connect with over 6000 food growers from backyard gardeners to farmers.

To buy and sell food go to this…


Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Where's the Money Honey?

Some of you may be aware that Ooooby is a social business.  This means that our main reason for being in business is to rebuild our local food systems for the benefit of the society we live in. This does not mean that we are a volunteer organisation. Everyone at Ooooby gets paid market rates for their time and expertise.

Ooooby is also a not-for-profit…


Added by Pete Russell on November 20, 2012 at 11:48am — 2 Comments


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