Kaitiaki Farm Weekend

Bioregion: 
Whanganui

Kaitiaki Farm Weekend 2019
23rd-24th March

Saturday 23rd March

11:00-12:30. Building and Managing Weed-Free Garden Beds. This hands-on workshop covers all the steps for converting a lawn or paddock easily into a low-maintenance/high-productivity garden.

1:30-3:00. Innovative Cookers and Dehydrators. This hands-on workshop covers the use and construction solar dehydrators and rocket stoves as well as solar cookers.

3:30-4:30. The Affordable Eco Home Tour. This is a chance to have a look at a low-cost high-performance passive solar home. This smart design requires virtually no heating or cooling costs. Featured in NZ Lifestyle Block Magazine.

$20 each or $50 for all three.

Meals and accommodation available. Please inquire for options and prices.

Sunday 24th March

9:00-3:00. Permaculture Farm Tour. We run a fully-integrated diverse operation on 5.1 hectares integrating plants and animals in distinct relationships based on potential synergies.

The morning session covers what would be considered permaculture zones 0 - 3 focusing on eco-building and alternative energy, market gardening, hot composting, tractoring fowl, soil fertility, water management, wind breaks, and orchard planning.

The afternoon session covers what would be considered permaculture zones 3 – 5 focusing on water management, erosion control, slope and stream bank stabilization, browse blocks/pollarding stock fodder, and wetland restoration.

$75 Individuals, $120 Couples. Includes Lunch.

Primary Tutor: Dr. Nelson Lebo is an eco design professional with two decades experience in permaculture.

Dates: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 15:00
Location / Venue: 

223 No. 2 Line, Whanganui

Cost: 
$125
More Info: 
https://ecothriftylife.com/