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Asparagus picker

Hello everyone,  During the spring harvesting of asparagus I need a person to help with picking the green succulent spears.  There are 2ha of asparagus plants and with 2 or 3 people picking each day it takes approximately 2 hours.  I would like to hear from anyone who might have these skills or interested in developing this further skill.  It is not hard work only need commitment to being out of bed by 6.30am for an early start.  Any queries welcomed, Judy

PiNZ Executive Introduction from Richard Lee

Unfortunately I could not make it to this years Hui but nonetheless was voted onto the PiNZ Executive, so it was suggested that I share a bit about myself and my vision for Permaculture in New Zealand here in the Blog pages. So here goes.

I did my PDC back in about 96 with Bill Mollison at Tagari Farm in
Northern New South Wales but had done my first introductory course in
1993. In between the two I graduated from a Bachelor of Applied
Science Social Ecology, which came from the same grounding and
paradigm as Permaculture theory.

Moving into permaculture (maybe)

Myself and children have moved to a small rural community in northern Hawkes Bay having lived in Central Auckland for almost 10yrs. Had lived and worked here studying agriculture specifically dairy farming though conventional farming never quite fit with my instinct  I left and sadly the family farm was sold along the way. So back here with a partial sence of belonging but what to do to contribute to our lifestyle and hopefully ultimately the community.

The week's highlights - Vulcan Freezing with permies

I think the highlight of my week (excluding the Annual Hui) was running into 4 other Auckland permies (whom I had seen at the Hui last weekend as well) at a Climate Change flash mob on Vulcan Lane downtown Auckland yesterday. It was great to see wide-eyed, and bright smiley activists on the scene.

I look forward to more events and opportunities to grow and develop our Auckland permaculture community.

Post Hui Turbulence

Kia Ora, yeah phenomenally awesome, great gathering, such a buzzzz

Did anyone else suffer a bit of BBS - Boom Bust Syndrome or maybe more pc PCP - Pulse Crash Phenomenon?

I'm brimming with ideas and enthusiasm but my body had hit the wall - woe is me... one really must keep zone zero sust before widening the circles too far.

So I know very little about this blog scene but I hope its the right place to blurt out a few thoughts about the past weekend for me:

Idea's running through my head!

So im 25 years old, working fulltime to pay the bills 1/6 of y wages perweek is used to buy food.

I own my own home which i intend to finish up and sell to purchase a peice of land in the central waikato area!

I was introduced to the idea of Permaculture through a freind and of cource gained my basic gardening knowledge through my Mother.

Building a Straw bale home it the goal with thi peice of land and also a forest garden based on permaculture principles to supply my family with fesh produce year round.

2009 Hui

Thanks to all those who organised the Hui, loved the Marae setting. It was my first PINZ Hui,  I really enjoyed connecting with lots of people and discussing some great ideas. Can't wait to be involved with seeing some of them come to fruition. Attended lots of great workshops but didn't get a chance to attend lots I would have loved to of attend. Such an out-pouring of awesome ideas. Loved being there.   Went home and prepared my garlic patch...

Post project scoping document

During project implementation new ideas are conceived. If you start work on these new ideas you become sided tracked from the project objectives

Any new idea or concept should be recorded and added to the post project scoping document

The post project scoping document should also include any ideas/requests/thoughts etc... of people who are not members of the project team

Allowing new ideas and implementing actions which were not part of the design brief is known as scope creep

Scope creep renders a project unfinishable!

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