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