9 am - 12 pm
W1: Hinewai Reserve is an ecological restoration project on the Banks Peninsula occupying 1250 ha of the reserve of mostly mosaic native forests in various stages of growth. Hugh Wilson has used controversial techniques learned from nature's example to bring about the native bush of this area. Join us for a presentation from huge and a walk around the restored native bush. This is not part of this weekend's topic, though the location is very close to our other sites so we have brought this forward from next month's topic.
1:30pm -4:30 pm
W2: This workshop looks at large food systems we can have on a site & how they work together. This site has been designed and managed using permaculture practices & they have built different systems to integrate with each other, from hazel production, coppicing, greywater reed-bed systems, solar energy, animals & people. We will be visiting a property design and implemented using permaculture practices.
9 am - 10:45 pm
W3: Income from Acres - Is it possible to make enough money farming with Permaculture Methodologies to support a family? This question has been asked in many parts of the world, and the common answer is “Yes, once you know what you are doing, and your soil is established.” See how the Collective have started theirs.