South Otago Permaculture Tour

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Coastal Otago is a dynamic environment, geographically, climatically and socially. Following on from the National Hui, you will experience diverse and creative responses to this at ten projects ranging from Dunedin’s tiniest intensely packed food forest to rural mixed forestry and tree crops.

Highlights include: Staying at Bird Lodge in the Coastal Forest of Tautuku Bay in the Catlins. Powhiri onto Dunedin City’s Arai te UruMarae and presentations on Maori history of the area, land-use patterns and the impact of climate change. extensive native restoration planting winding through suburbia. Otago Polytechnic’s ‘Living Campus’. A self-reliant & low-cost appropriate tech homestead. An intensive chicken and perennials powered quarter acre home garden. Habitate Heritage Fruits Nursery & Waitati Open Orchard’s guerrilla fruit verges.

This is a perfect way to get back to Dunedin after the National Hui, from where you can connect to flights home. Or travel as a collective north in a permaculture convoy! Accommodation and food along the tour is provided.

You can find out more about the National Permaculture hui here and you can register for it here


Costs for the Tour

Financial members of Permaculture in New Zealand will recieve a 10% discount on the registration price. If you are not a member, you can sign up here

  • Traveling in the Mini Van $289 pp

  • Traveling own transport $212 pp

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag, pillow or bedding for Forest and Bird Huts, & Marae.

  • Thermos or drink bottle for tea/water during the day as we most properties that we visit will not be providing hot water & tea.

  • Bring a lunchbox etc to carry … Lunch food will be laid out at breakfast time for you to make up your own packed lunch for the day.

  • Bring warm clothes, jacket, etc, rugged footwear. Coastal Otago can experience cold
    weather at any time of the year!

  • You own sunhat, sunscreen, toiletries etc. We are not staying near town so there will be little chance of getting to a shop on the tour.

If traveling in the Mini Van –  please pack your gear into one compact bag and one piece of cabin luggage so that we have room for everyone’s gear.

Jason Ross – Coast Otago Permaculture Tour Guide

Jason and family enjoy a quarter acre of perennial vegetables, fruits and chickens beside a tidal inlet near Dunedin. Jason started Habitate edible habitats to aid food resilience in Otago by providing organic heritage fruit trees, landscape / permaculture design and installation services, and local publications.

“I have explored some of the key temperate climate areas of the world looking at organic and permaculture gardens and farms though Wwoofing. I am now working to bring the possibilities of abundance and beauty to my home bio-region. I enjoy engaging our creative potential to produce quality food at our doorsteps”.

So through his extensive work in horticulture, Jason has become ‘an expert’ in temperate climate plant guilds, and has selected properties for this tour which exemplify permaculture in his province.

April 7th, 2019 3:00 PM through April 9th, 2019 7:00 PM
New Zealand
Event Fee(s)
Travel in own vehicle or car share NZ$212.00
Travel in Mini-Van NZ$289.00

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