Permaculture in New Zealand's mission is to act as a national hub in promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ.
Our website aims to help people interested in and practicing permaculture within Aotearoa to keep in touch and share information.
Why we need Permaculture in our lives in 100 minutes!
Well.org is allowing free viewing of their new feature length documentary "origins" until November 22nd (probably some time on the 23rd in New Zealand).
With a strong grounding in science, the film studies the effect of our increasingly toxic world and nutrient-deficient food on our wellness and on the human brain, and offers the solutions of returning to real food, meditiation, and re-engaging with nature.
I am starting a project to record short video clips of experienced permaculturalists critically reflecting on some element of permaculture design or practise. This is my first attempt - shaky camera, sloppy editing and all - but Kama says some interesting things and I hope it will be the start of something useful for the movement.
Some beautiful concept drawings of the chinampas of Aztec Mexico and then photos of the remnants.
This is an awesome article helping me affirm my feelings about the carbon trading schemes... but you gotta read past halfway to get why:
PiNZ is starting a new programme to support one or more Pasifik permaculturalists (including from Aotearoa) to attend the International Permaculture Convergence. We are looking for people to become members of the panel to administer the sponsorship.
The volunteer role consists of working with other panel members and Council to:
Last weekend the national council for Permaculture in New Zealand (PINZ) got together in Hamilton. We meet up a few weekends a year to do the stuff that we can't really do on skype and it is a great opportunity to put in some serious hours together. This is my second year as chair of the council and I am really proud of what a great team we have. Many of us have been working together for a few years, and this year....
A few days before leaving NZ for my annual trip to Burma, a young man from Chin State and now living in Hamilton, came to see me at work. A mutual friend had told him I worked in Permaculture and he was keen to talk about the problems in his village. Thla Ro asked me if I would visit his home town, his uncle living there could speak sparingly english and they had concerns about their environment. Their problems were slash and burn agriculture; rubbish everywhere, especially plastic bags (a common problem in developing countries); and the killing of wild animals.
Internationally relevant and filled with inspirational and thought provoking images that support and reinforce your values every day of the year. Including daily icons and moon phase times to guide your planting, and an example of a design principle for each month.