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Permaculture in New Zealand is a registered Incorporated Society with Charitable status and rely on membership subscriptions, donations and proceeds from events for our income.
Permaculture is a well recognised and highly respected design approach with a growing number of practitioners who are at the cutting edge of thinking in their respective fields. To support this, Permaculture in New Zealand is a rapidly expanding and highly regarded network of permaculture practitioners and teachers that offers inspiration, support and information sharing to its members and the public, serviced by a small and effective council that acts to protect the integrity of the permaculture brand within New Zealand and that provides advocacy on a national level.
To promote the development and practice of permaculture in Aotearoa/New Zealand by:
- Providing effective networking and information sharing
- Endorsing permaculture teachers, awarding diplomas and supporting the development of different permaculture education pathways
- Advocating for policy changes where these are important for the permaculture movement
- Promoting permaculture through media and events and by proactively supporting a better public understanding of permaculture
Sit with the fundamental Permaculture Ethics: Earth Care; People Care; Future Care/ Fair Share.
Permaculture in New Zealand recognises He Whakaputanga and is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
To achieve these, we operate with:
Respect and valuing of diversity:
Co-operation, working as a team
Integrity and authenticity
Valuing the contributions of young and old
Decision making congruent with a purpose:
Willingness to change and evolve:
Permission to challenge and
preparedness to be challenged
Nurturing and supportive
Commitment to continued learning
Permaculture in New Zealand is the oldest national permaculture organisation in the world.