Local magazine 'Plenty' recently did a profile on me which mentions applying permaculture design thinking to economic and community development. It is written by Jenny Michie. Explicit discussion is very brief, but here is the relevant extract in case anyone is interested:
Permaculture in New Zealand's mission is to act as a national hub in promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ.
Our website aims to help people interested in and practicing permaculture within Aotearoa to keep in touch and share information.
Some of New Zealand's best permaculturists share their knowledge and passion at the 5th Annual Whanganui Permaculture Weekend.
Please follow this link for the current schedule:
Or see The ECO School on Facebook.
Whanganui Permaculture Weekend
9th-10th September 2017
Backyard Chickens • Farm Tour • Fruit Tree and Vine Care • Wetland Restoration • Seed Swap • Hot Composting • DIY Chicken Tractors • Rope Making and Rourou Making • Outdoor Classrooms for Children • Tools for a Resilient Household
Out-of-Towner Stay & Learn B&B Packages Available.
theecoschool at gmail dot com
Includes accommodation, dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday and admission to all workshops.
Save the date, and join us for the next installation in the hui series "making permaculture stronger!"
Last weekend the new PiNZ Council had our first proper face to face meeting. The venue was the Ecomatters building in New Lyn, which was a great place to meet, with plenty of space, wifi, kitchen etc. They even have an outdoor pizza oven which we made good use of on Saturday night. Thanks to Guenther for organising such an excellent space for us.....
I’ll start off with some general comments before moving on to some of the specific projects we have had going on this year.
Apologies if this is old news but this is an incredible archive of permaculture writings. Even what looks like a complete scan of Bill Mollison's Permaculture Designers Manual
This is a great opportunity to experience life on a permaculture farm while 'nesting' over the long, wet winter.
Kaitiaki Farm is an exemplar permaculture farm with world-leading education programmes.