Save the date, and join us for the next installation in the hui series "making permaculture stronger!"
9am July 1st to 3pm July 2nd, NEW PLYMOUTH.
This hui is for professional permaculture designers.
It is an opportunity to get together with other PC designers, share our work & our professional processes, share our skills & strengths, learn from others, and explore opportunities to collaborate.
This hui is part of the "Making Permaculture Stronger" series of hui in Aotearoa NZ.
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.
I thought it was a big ask when Christchurch permaculturalists put their hand up to run the hui this year. Finding a suitable venue and dealing with all the various needs of a hui, in a city still recovering from earthquake damage, sounded like an ambitious task. As it turned out, it was one that the organisers proved themselves well equal to....
Solstice greetings to all permaculturalists and friends. May your summer overflow with abundance.
A big thanks, first of all, to everyone who took part in the logo survey. About 82 people voted on-line and we have got a clear favourite....
Well, the election is over and we can all go back to what we were doing. The nature of the Government remains largely unchanged and the issues that the permaculture movement faces remain pretty much the same. The ten year strategy that we are developing is all about helping us keep a clear direction....
Around forty local permies (and almost twenty children!) turned up to Okurutua Marae at Oakura for a weekend of connecting and sharing.
Run entirely as Open Space, topics covered included building strong community, making biochar in a woodburner, growing mushrooms in a cardboard box and edible seaweeds. There were off-site visits to a local permaculture property and to the ancient Koru Pa site.
It was resolved that regional gatherings should happen several times a year (probably quarterly), and at a variety of venues around the region, although the marae worked really well.
The questions asked at conference make apparent the particular audience attending and the answers demonstrate the depth of diversity in their consciousness as a whole... so I nodded gratefully when on ANZAC weekend I heard the question, “What's your favourite shape?” (tessellating matrices of an apple core – tennis ball like... for future reference).