Helen Dew's Comments

Comment Wall (16 comments)

You need to be a member of Ooooby to add comments!

Join Ooooby

At 9:38pm on February 18, 2018, kiwi brown said…

It was good to catch-up Helen.  As "usual" you have something "unusual" going on!

I take it you will still be living in that same area?  I'm going to look up those bags.  Just out of interest though.  Have enough trees as it is....except for avocados!  Thank you for looking out for someone.  Cheers, Pat

At 6:29pm on February 16, 2018, kiwi brown said…

Hi Helen,

Hope your garden and orchard have produced well this summer.  We have more fruit than we usually get but the Kaka's have had their share!  I'm contacting you because my husband and I need some permanent help with the orchards and i must reestablish my garden as a flood went through it.  I had broken a wrist and fractured back so could not do anything.  Now it is a kikuyu jungle.  We have a cottage that we hope to find work exchange for accommodation.  There must be a lot of folk out there that might like this idea but I don't really know where to put ads up.  Do you have any ideas?  We practice organic and somewhat permaculture and would appreciate like minded people living here.  I know you get around a lot and would appreciate any ideas you might have. 

Bye for now,

Kiwi

At 8:19pm on December 2, 2016, Helen said…

Helen would love some of the bright yellow alstroemeria - where can l send postage to? Or l can swap with bright orange with yellow centre...kind regards, helen

At 7:18am on April 21, 2015, Amanda and Aaron Porteous said…

Hi Helen  we would love some of your apple plant could it be posted at all to Auckland we would pay for it to be

At 9:32pm on February 27, 2015, Katherine Tham said…

Hi Helen, I sent you a friend request with my phone number. Katherine

At 7:15am on January 20, 2015, claire said…

Hi Helen thank you so much.. Much  appreciated.... Claire..

At 9:50pm on July 27, 2014, Yvonne Wheatley said…

Hi Helen, can you please put me down for the visit from Murray Stentiford on the 9th August. I am looking forward to it

Yvonne

At 11:12pm on November 11, 2012, Amy Mayes said…

Helen, that's a wonderful offer! I would love that. I'm In Featherston but I can combine it with a grocery trip :-) I come from a line of great gardeners, but I'm afraid I'm not too green-fingered yet, and my mother's not local and Nan has passed on :-( I only have an 800m2 section which is already fairly established with some fruit trees and vines, but I'm keen to turn the back lawn over to chickens and veges. I'd love to be able to grow organically all seasons for health and economy as I have a young family.

At 12:06pm on March 5, 2011, David Johnson said…

Thanks Helen, I have been meaning to get down to the stalls at Belvedere for some time now. No doubt we will speak soon

David

At 9:31pm on January 12, 2011, Nancy Sutthoff said…
Hi Helen, I too am in Carterton and looking at your picture I do believe I have seen you round.  :-)  Look forward to "talking" with you as I am just getting everything sorted here at our new place (new as in , this is our first summer here).  Go well :-)  Nancy
At 6:02am on June 1, 2010, James Samuel said…
Hi Helen - there will be many more Ooooby markets popping up, and before long we will be letting you know how to start one in your area.

The seed issue is an interesting one. I asked one NZ supplier where they got most of their organic vege seeds and he told me "California and Spain". So all power to the local seedsavers!
At 9:38am on December 29, 2009, Kali said…
Oh I put transition towns into the search and realise now that Ooooby grew out of transition towns! the penny drops.
At 9:27am on December 29, 2009, Kali said…
I mostly enjoy being nosy, hearing about other people's gardens and seeing the photos etc, and of course sharing my own experiences, I imagine if i lived in a larger centre the concept of ooooby markets and gatherings would be more of a go. i do like plant and seed swapping but usually mail is necessary. I imagine if you blogged on here people could read about your endeavours which would spark some interest, is there a transition towns group here?
At 9:10pm on December 28, 2009, Kali said…
Hi Helen, Karlene here, glad you have found oooby, I love it here, there is a seed and plant exchange group, I have a list of seed on there for swapping. I am still growing seeds I got from you over the years, and save them to pass on to the southern seed exchange and southland seed savers which I belong to. Seasons greetings and happy gardening to you.
At 8:48pm on December 28, 2009, Helen Dew said…
Thanks Miles.

There are some encouraging developments with currency - Ashhurst received a grant from P Nth city council for a pilot - lauching in May nexty year. Nelson has great plans ....

Details at the LE ning - would you like an invitation to join in with the discussions?

btw - I need to change my picture - the one I've posted always gets cut in half - but I don't know how to delete it. Can you advise me on that?
At 8:16pm on December 28, 2009, Miles Thompson said…
Welcome to Ooooby Helen, I'm sure you'll fit right in around here ;_) Also Merry Christmas!

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Pete Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service