Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate while working on a premier permaculture demonstration farm.
Our work study internship programme is unique in the world of permaculture education in that it combines best practice teaching and learning with best practice regenerative land management.
We are honoured to be included in Holmgren's new project: RetroSuburbia. See the link to the case study below.
His new book series will hopefully have a positive impact on suburbanites around the world.
Kicking around ideas about a new design for providing water to my chickens. The idea is to make the watering device accessible from outside the enclosure. I've already got the nesting boxes and food bin accessible, but we still have to unhinge the gate and enter the run every time they need clean water.
I'm working on a plan for some hugelkultur beds, and I'm seeking recommendations from anyone who has experience with hugelkultur in New Zealand. I'm curious to learn about the approach you take in your similar climate. Got any advice for me? Thanks!
The 2017 National Permaculture Hui for Permaculture in New Zealand will be held in Kaiwaka, Northland over Anzac Weekend 22nd - 25th.
It will be held in the Kaiwaka Sports Association and the adjacent primary school with an emphasis on camping for accommodation to take advantage of Northland's balmy weather. The Sports association is historically significant as one of 3 venues of the first international Permaculture Conference after Bill Mollison taught a PDC in New Zealand in the mid 80s. It is a hub of community life in Kaiwaka hosting most major events.
After the Christchurch quakes, masses of usable material was landfilled. Support Kaikoura to do things differently, and create a blueprint for intelligent disaster response.
Innovative Waste Kaikoura is a community enterprise that aims to help Kaikoura reach zero waste to landfill by giving a second life to Kaikoura's waste. Thanks to the hard work of Kaikoura's community they have been achieving 75% diversion from landfill. One of the highest rates in New Zealand!
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.
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.