The AGM is an important part of this month's annual hui, and that includes the election of the Council. As always, we are looking for new Council members to help take Permaculture in New Zealand to a higher level of development.
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.
"Heal, Connect, Protect - More than gardening"
Mighty echoes of the machine
(posted on behalf of Sam Halberg following the hui on 27-30 March)
Converting a 4 bedroom, 1974 spec home, on 615m2 of New Plymouth's suburban land, into free and healthy living.
Main Challenges: The 'got me by the short and curlies' mortgage (currently at $170k). The District Council Code Compliance - I tend to build 1st, ask questions later. And, my neighborhood - a mature demographic, which like clean, straight lined, machined berns.
Permies aren't known for spending lots of time on the interwebs. Most of us are much happier out in the garden, attending community events to meet up with each other, or out in the wilderness seeking inspiration. However, there are times, like the depths of an Aotearoa winter for example, when it's great to cuddle up in front of a glowing screen and to pick the brains of the whole permaculture community. So what resources are there for exploring permaculture topics online?
HOME OF THE YEAR HOLDS SMALL FOOT-PRINT
When my biggest client of the last 4 years asked me to do a clean-up for some visiting architects I had no idea it would lead to being thanked by the house architect in his acceptance speech at the Auckland Art Gallery last night. I guess thistle chipping does pay off... What you cant see in this video is more then 10000 trees that the owners and I have planted which 'Farmer Jim' ridiculed when we first started - but is now defensive about why he hasn't got round to doing the same!
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Permaculture in New Zealand Inc. will be held at Tapu te Ranga Marae, Rhine St, Wellington, on Friday 25 April 2014 3.10pm, in the main marquee.
Read the article for the Agenda.
For a few years around the world, people have been celebrating International Permaculture Day on the 1st sunday of May by holding lectures, workshops, open days etc...
This year’s theme is: Reclaiming Food Freedom!
Join a global day of celebration and action!
Would New Zealand permies like to use this opportunity to showcase permaculture in their communities? If there is interest PiNZ could offer a page for events to be announced or the regional Facebook pages could be used....
Here's a variation on the well established permaculture practice of turning humanure into fertilizer instead of using potable water to flush it "away". This experimental system uses fibre-optic cables to collect and concentrate sunlight, cooking human poo until it becomes biochar.