This is an excellent opportunity to engage with a unique and highly regarded UK college which is dedicated to making a real difference in the arena of bio-cultural sustainability. The course is tailored to New Zealand and will operate using a combination of online resources, weekly live tutorials with the college in the UK, and two weekend workshops. The NZ course is also subsidised by the Christensen Fund, a US-based environmental foundation which focuses upon bio-cultural diversity and resilience. For more information go to:
For those who have been following my journal series I just wanted to let you know that Journal entry 7 on Soil Remediation is now available and can be downloaded from http://piginthemud.com/content/soil-remediation. I've also had the opportunity to update and add to a number of topics within journal entries one through six, so feel free to download the updated
versions if you wish. And please pass the word on.
Tim @ Pig in the Mud
At the time of writing, it appears that Tui Community has been hit hard by the latest round of heavy rain in the Tasman region, with reports of the Wainui river changing its course and washing out part of the community.
Our thoughts and love go out to Robina and all the community members. If you have more information on what has happened, or know of ways in which the permaculture community can assist, please comment here.
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is conducting a public consultation on the future of farm gate sales of raw milk. This is an issue which was concerning some people as there is no mention of it in the Food Bill, where milk is classed as a "high risk" foodstuff.
We have confirmation that Bill Mollison will come! He will speak on 11th April.
We are also excited to have Nichole Foss coming. She has come highly recommended and her Youtube presentations are really good.
Please go to www.apc11.co.nz for more detail.
We are currently supplying Moore Wilson with Microgreens produced from a newly constructed 10 meter dome. Moore Wilson is a boutique organic retailer in Wellington.
There is a reason why governement is removing our right to grow and exchange our own food. No only does it create community which in turn creates freedom it also removes their (Corporates and Government AKA Middle management for Corporates) profits - and the profits are large!
Food Bill: Threat to seed saving and natural medicines? Guy Ralls (Organic NZ, July/August 2011 Vol.70 No.4 Issue)
We've spent the last 9 months turning an abandoned house and section full of rubbish and weeds into an eco-thrifty haven. We blog about renovation, design, growing food, and education. Enjoy, D & N
Because the geodesic greenhouse dome has no vertical walls the wind is deflected, this in turn allows the wind to roll over and across the structure, which in turn gives it the advantage over rectangular greenhouses enabling it to withstand high winds. Ever noticed torn greenhouses beside the road. With our design this is very much negated a dome house or shed also has these amazing strength qualities.