James Samuel's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

A musical interlude

International version of "Stand By… Continue

Added by James Samuel on January 28, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Open day at the first Ooooby Store

Ooooby is an acronym for Out Of Our Own Back Yards. It is an initiative that is all about inspiring, encouraging and enabling people to grow their own food. It has an online presence in the form of this social network site, and now a physical presence in the form of The Ooooby Store at 8 Putiki Rd, Waiheke Island.

We took over the garden centre on January 1st, and beginning on Friday the 2nd, spent the last week…


Added by James Samuel on January 12, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Day 1 at the Ooooby Store

"What is an Ooooby Store?" I hear you ask. Well the vision is growing and evolving day by day, but let me attempt to paint it for you.

Imagine a place where you feel welcome and also at home because you have a sense of ownership of this space and drop in on a whim, to grab a cup of tea and see who is around and what conversations are being had.

Imagine being able to choose from a selection of seating places dotted about the gardens. More seats and tables are clustered in… Continue

Added by James Samuel on January 3, 2009 at 12:36am — 3 Comments

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