Making connections

The first Ooooby Waikato boxes went out to 48 customers on Wednesday, then there was a wonderful Pecha Kucha talk at the beautiful Wintec Atrium. Across to the Hawkes Bay the next day to visit Greg and Rachel Hart at The Family Farm and make plans for the Beyond Organic Tour (Mar 2015).

Then back over the range on Route 5 to make more friends with Catherine, Neville and a crew of lovely people doing their PDC with Plenty Permaculture. Back to the Waikato on Sunday morning to meet with Danielle and Mateusz to keep the Ooooby Waikato hub humming along.

What a whirlwind five days!

How do we stay connected

Slack, the communications tool which Ooooby has been using for the last few months, is proving to be very effective in supporting everyone to self-manage within the roles they have taken on. On this trip I supported Greg and Catherine to get familiar with it for the Beyond Organic tour, and Mateusz for his role as supply coordinator for Ooooby Waikato. If you’re interested, you can watch the video about how we use it with Ooooby.


Bay Permaculture Food Forest module

 Getting ready for a fun day of sharing ideas about multi-layered systems of mostly perennial plants

Coming to hear about Ooooby

Learning about Ooooby at the lunch break

The mighty Waikato

Coming down off the Kaimai Range into the mighty Waikato

Permaculture Orchard Film & NZ Tour

Film PosterThis is the best permaculture film I’ve ever seen, both from a content and film quality perspective. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in designing a permaculture orchard or food forest, whether for commercial or private use.

Download the film, or purchase a DVD.

This is the how-to film for creating your own commercial scale permaculture orchard. Stefan Sobkowiak brings a wonderfully personable approach to this film, and will make you smile from time to time as he goes through oooodles of practical information, presented clearly, in a way that can only come from direct experience.


Beyond Organic NZ Tour – Mar/Apr 2015

We are now planning on having Stefan come to New Zealand from Mar 9th – Apr 9th next year to give talks, and hold workshops. Air New Zealand has already kindly agreed to fly him here and home again.

In the month he is here we’re planning one day and three-day workshopspresentations, discussions and film screenings

If you’d like to stay informed about the 2015 Beyond Organic NZ Tour, please leave your name and address here: