Plant Propagation & Composting Workshop

Event Organiser: 
Resilient Living & Trish Allen from Rainbow Valley Farm Trust

Trish Allen and Guenther Andraschko will explore different composting methods and hone in on hot composting. We will compile a heap from accumulated materials and inoculate it with beneficial anaerobic microbes to ensure the development of fungal networks and sequestration of carbon. We will also learn how to grow plants from seed, root division and cuttings. Best timing for these practices will be covered, plant species suited to the season, and how to care for your transplants once in your garden.

Trish and Guenther are running their third annual internationally recognised modular Permaculture Design Certificate course plus additional optional practical permaculture workshops. The course content covers a range of essential permaculture themes during the Theory Days and supplementary Practical Workshop days over one Saturday and Sunday respectively.

This one-day practical workshop is part of a series of practical sessions linked to the Matakana Modular PDC presented. Anyone is welcome to attend the Practical Workshop days to gain hands-on skills related to permaculture practices.

For more information about the full Modular PDC or other practical workshops email or see the full scope of the Modular PDC programme see

***About the main Tutors:

Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher and holds a Diploma in Permaculture. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops. She is also co-founder of Mahurangi Wastebusters which aims to divert waste from landfill and promotes a circular economy.

Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earth builder, permaculture and landscape designer with over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture ethics & principles. Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting others to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.

Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 09:00 to 16:00
Location / Venue: 

Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985

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