The PiNZ Council needs some new members to come aboard at this years AGM. We are particularly looking for the following skill sets:
- Financial control
- Fundraising/Grant Writing
Please have a think about it if you think you might have something to contribute and get in touch if you want to discuss it further. We meet by skype about 1 - 1.5hr per month and have a Face to Face 4 times a year (including at the hui).
This 2006 study provides further support for the inverse relationship between size of landholding and productivity - ie that smaller farms are more productive per hectare than large farms. This relationship has now been well demonstrated in a number of countries
The promo explicitly mentioned permaculture, but I don't think the actual piece did. From the website:
"Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, over population, peak oil and climate change, Olmec and Melisa Sinclair (above) have spent several years developing a block of land that focuses on resilient solutions for food production, shelter, energy and water..."
Spring Equinox. What a beautiful time of the year. Flowers are coming out, I can feel it getting warmer and the parsley in my garden is starting to take off after meandering along all winter. Time to get more seeds in the ground...
This is a copy of my speech on permaculture and economics to a new economics panel discussion on 14 August 2015 in Christchurch, as part of a week of action against the TPPA.