The Permaculture Calendar is beautiful, practical, and educational. It includes a moon planting guide that will help you get your garden in sync with the moon, while learning the principles of permaculture.
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The time has come......for Waiora Gardens which is nestled in the wild hills of the Hokiangs region to open its portal for some new residents in 2014.
Waiora Gardens is a little oasis of peace and was first founded in 1988 by a family living in a house bus. The land has now grown into a beautiful garden of possibilities resting on the foundations of co creating conscious living .
For us that means connecting with earth by loving interaction, vegetarianism,
healthy living without harmful stimulants and some spiritiual awareness.
Charlie Mgee and his musicians are touring in NZ in February 2014 and would like to include any "house concerts" (cost of about $800) that anyone would like to book. They are booked fro Evolve festival in Nelson Feb 14th-16th. Check out the fun permie songs on utube sites (copy/paste) below.
Email Charlie Mgee: [email protected]
AA Directions article
Envirohub Greenspaces initiative
Uni of Waikato alumni speaker Dr Johan Verbeek.
Kiwiburn Jan 22-27 2014
New Zealand's largest collection of heritage seed, and substantial collections of heritage fruit trees and berry bushes are under biological threat, and help is urgently needed to save them.
I'm excited to be able to announce a new tertiary qualification in Food Forest Design. Food Forests are a time honoured method of growing food in intentionally designed, highly productive, multi layered systems of mostly perennial plants.
People who enrol in the 60 credit course delivered through Food Forest New Zealand and Otago Polytechnic’s Centre for Sustainable Practice, will be guided through the process of designing and beginning to implement a food forest, at a scale and in a location of their choosing.
It's great to see we're past 25% of our target, especially with some very generous donations. Remember, even $1 or $2 helps.
As I batten down the hatches on my housebus, preparing for two days of gale-force winds and heavy rain, I can't help reflecting on what a great weekend I have just had.
The PINZ council has just had our spring Face to Face meeting at Tapu Te Ranga marae in Island Bay, Wellington. We held it there specifically so we could catch up with the crew organising the 2014 annual PINZ hui and check out the venue. A number of council members had been to that marae before but it was good to get another look at the unique, complex and inspiring place that is Tapu Te Ranga.
Check out this lovely little independent film about Sister Loyola of the Sisters of Compassion - it's showing all round NZ right now!
Sister Loyola is firmly committed to the practice of permaculture, studying it in her 80s which she talks about in the film.