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.

If you're new to the concept of permaculture and its strategies, the principles and ethics are a good starting point.

Stefan Sobkowiak answers questions about the Permaculture Orchard

Hugo Deslippe recently collated all the questions people have been asking Stefan Sobkowiak in various online forums. Along with his answers, it's been carefully organised in 62 pages and a Table of Contents to quickly get to the topics you're most interested in. Read it on ISSUU, or download the PDF, and search its contents to your hearts content. Great for anyone thinking about coming to one of the many events on the Beyond Organic NZ Tour, which starts in less than two weeks.




Food Matters Aotearoa

Press release 17.2.15

Good food movement censored

After an excellent initial talk in Christchurch (1) the Food Matters Aotearoa conference this weekend saw internationally renowned scientists, health professionals, physicians and advocates of healthy food production come together to talk to a wide audience from all sectors. The conference was organized with the objective of making available to the public of New Zealand the latest cutting edge knowledge from across the world on the links between agriculture, food and health.

Changing the way we grow (and distribute) food

Combine Harvester

Soon after the Food Forest Hui in 2013 I came across Stefan Sobkowiak's work iand we began to talk. I was intrigued by his application of  permaculture principles in the context of a commerical orchard. Even before The Permaculture Film came out, we had started to conceive of a NZ Tour. He was keen to come and I was keen to help him get in front of as many people as possible.

So here it is: The Beyond Organic NZ Tour with Stefan Sobkowiak - an opportunity to hear how productive, profitable, permaculture-inspired practices have worked in his commercial setting. As he says in the film, the concepts and the tecqniques are applicable, whether you want to take on a multi-acre orchard, or have a few fruit trees in your backyard.

An extensive calendar of 20 events has been created, from Matakana to the Wairarapa and Motueka to Arrowtown. If you're curious, have a vision for abundant harvests, and want to know what these best-practice food growing methods look like, then register today and start looking forward to discovering valuable information and meeting others who can support you and your goals.



A New Year update of what has been happening in the group since I look over the Co-ordinator's role in September 2014....

We are now using Loomio to have discussions and make decisions so that we can spend our time effectively at the annual hui watching diploma presentations rather than discussing paperwork!

Global permaculture video project

This is a cool project to collect and produce video covering a day (March 21) in the life of permaculturalists from all over the world. This is the first, rough, video promo but it gives you an idea.


This is what one of the organisers says about it:


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