"Heal, Connect, Protect - More than gardening"
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.
We are in the process of Integrating all our membership management into the wonderful CiviCRM (an open source project providing comprehensive online management tailored for non-profit organisations).
We will have a membership renewal link available here shortly (hopefully by March 9th).
The PiNZ Council met in Hamilton over the thiord weekend of January. These get-togethers are known as face-to-face meetings to distinguish from the more regular but briefer skype meetings.
Saturday lunch time saw PINZ council members arriving to settle into a fresh organic salad along with delicious breads and cheeses then preparing for a few hours of solid discussion.
Taking a break on Saturday evening to prepare for the customary bioregional potluck dinner. This is an opportunity for local permies and council members to network and get to know each other.
We have a number of past members whose email addresses are bouncing. If anyone is in touch with any of the following people, please let them know that we would love a current email address for them so that we can continue to keep them up to date.
Marie Joy Salele
Contact [email protected] if you can help:
I was just reading a recent forum post from a new arrival in Auckland asking about permaculture courses there, and it occurred to me that there could be an opportunity here for a new kind of permaculture course.
Let's say this person had already done a PDC in another country. He doesn't need to do another one, and can't really afford it, but would be happy to pay an experienced educator who has lived in the bioregion for a long time to give him an orientation for the specific conditions of that bioregion.
Don't miss these guys!
I was at the concert in Raglan, it was really fun!
Robyn Francis and Melian Fertl, representing PCA and Djanbung Gardens, joined over 420 delegates from 47 countries converging in Cuba for the 11th International Permaculture Convention, November-December 2013. Robyn reports on the experience.
The 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence will be held in late 2014, with an (Australian) location yet to be decided. The organising team have set up a survey to gather info that will help shape the event. We encourage you to have your say
When reading that Ten of the best permaculture designers from around the country, are converging on Auckland from September 26th-28th to offer New Zealand’s first three day Food Forest Hui and Training – I knew it'd be more then 10! The knowledge on offer in such a small room was a prime example of the layers one may find in the most efficient and productive systems on earth... forests!