Kaitiaki Farm Weekend 2019
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.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 15:00
Location / Venue:
223 No. 2 Line, Whanganui