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A series on Forest Gardening by Robert Guyton pt 1

https://thestandard.org.nz/the-essential-forest-gardener/

The following is a Guest Post from Robert Guyton and is part of a series appearing over 12 Sundays. Other parts can be seen here.

Robert is a sustainability pioneer who along with his family grows the oldest food forest in NZ. A long time organic gardener, permaculturist and heritage orchardist, he’s a columnist, a regional councillor for Environment Southland, and an early climate change adaptor.

Plastic, Pegs, and Buying NZ Made

Inspired by my plastic-free friends, I decided to start looking for some wooden clothes pegs. Wanting to invest in supporting local workers, and not wanting to selfishly invest in the exploitation of sweatshop workers in other countries, I also decided to look for NZ-made ones. But this is not as easy as it sounds. This article explores my quest.

Website progress

At the National Hui on ANZAC Weekend, we set a timeframe of six months to get the new look permaculture.org.nz website in place.
As the 25th of October has approached and passed, how are we doing? The answer is that we're not quite there but have made major progress and are getting close to a launch point.

Permaculture Co-Founder Bruce Charles "Bill" Mollison Died Today

I just heard that the wise, passionate old man of permaculture, Bill Mollison, passed away today (24 September 2016) in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. I am in shock, and have already shed tears for Bill's passing. This is, perhaps, the greatest loss to Spaceship Earth since the death of Buckmister Fuller in 1983. Graham Bell has published a tribute at Permaculture.co.uk.

R.I.P. Bill Mollison

I have just heard the terrible news that Bill Mollison has passed over. This website has been created to collate memories and stories of the great man

http://permacultureday.org/in-memory-of-bill-mollison/

Sleep with your ancestors Bill. May you rest in peace, knowing in your passing that your legacy grows each day.

Thank you.

Reinventing Bioregions

I am pondering whether to stick with our current set of bioregions for the rebuild of this website.
Wikipedia says that a bioregion is intermediate between an ecozone and an ecosystem.
Various branches of life and earth science define "bioregion" differently. In the WWF list, New Zealand is one complete bioregion. In another classification, the entire world only has seven bioregions.

The Thirteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC13)

(posted on behalf of Ross Marr, APC convenor)

Kia ora to all of our friends in New Zealand. APC13 will be held in Perth, Western Australia,

from October 2-5, 2016 with tours, workshops and courses to follow. Attendance and

participation is open to all people who have undertaken courses in permaculture and who

adhere to the ethics, practices and principles that permaculture is built on.

Attendees typically come from all over Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia, but we

Internships at Okiwi Passion, Great Barrier Island

Okiwi Passion's Internship Programme

Experiential training for intensive, small scale organic fruit and vegetable production.
Internships at Okiwi Passion provide individuals seriously considering small scale farming as their future path, the opportunity to get to grips with the reality of running a diverse small farm through active involvement in every aspect of the work involved.

Much of the learning will be experiential, but there will also be direct instruction through workshops for practical skills and teaching of related topics as required.

Storm-Weathering

My new book “Storm-Weathering: a Workbook for our Inner and Outer Climate’ is a contribution to spiritual and social permaculture. To me, these two merge into each other; both are based on Mother Nature’s ecosystems. We explore the essential principles of nature, such as being alive, and we experience what those principles feel like at a physiological level: what it feels like to be alive, to be part of wild nature, and to be connected with all creatures in our planetary community.

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