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Some very brief comments on Economic and Community Development

Local magazine 'Plenty' recently did a profile on me which mentions applying permaculture design thinking to economic and community development. It is written by Jenny Michie. Explicit discussion is very brief, but here is the relevant extract in case anyone is interested:

Whanganui Permaculture Weekend 9-10 Sept. 2017

Whanganui Permaculture Weekend
9th-10th September 2017

Backyard Chickens • Farm Tour • Fruit Tree and Vine Care • Wetland Restoration • Seed Swap • Hot Composting • DIY Chicken Tractors • Rope Making and Rourou Making • Outdoor Classrooms for Children • Tools for a Resilient Household

Out-of-Towner Stay & Learn B&B Packages Available.
theecoschool at gmail dot com

Includes accommodation, dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday and admission to all workshops.

Chair report on Council Face to Face 24 / 25 June

Last weekend the new PiNZ Council had our first proper face to face meeting. The venue was the Ecomatters building in New Lyn, which was a great place to meet, with plenty of space, wifi, kitchen etc. They even have an outdoor pizza oven which we made good use of on Saturday night. Thanks to Guenther for organising such an excellent space for us.....

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