Regenerative Systems


Canterbury Permaculture Institute is hosting its 4th weekend of year-long permaculture course, these weekend courses site within a module PDC and are available for anyone to join without attending the whole year. For more information see our website about the full course and list of weekend workshops available. 

Regeneration March Module

The importance and usefulness of natural, restorative, and sustainable forestry. Zone 5 the need for wild areas. Plus, regeneration for our city, suburban and rural areas. Forest Ecology and tree systems & fundamental principles of designing and establishing a woodlot.

About the Event

There are a diverse amount of ways we can regenerate our living environment. This weekend we look to the different approaches of regenerative practices to create resilient and adaptable communities & ecosystems.



9 am - 12 pm

W1: Regenerative Agriculture & large-scale ecosystem restoration can qualitatively preserve & improve soils, pastures, forests & wetlands while simultaneously drawing down tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere, turning it into biomass and sequestering it in our soils. We will be visiting a North Canterbury property that is demonstrating productive food systems with animals on their land.


1pm -4 pm

W2: Sustainable Forestry offers many ecosystem services including timber, fresh water, carbon storage, areas of recreation and natural habitat & biodiversity. Understanding these dynamics we can conserve our forests in their disturbance & succession patterns. Learn about the sustainable practices suitable for forestry in permaculture design.



9 am - 12:30 pm

W3: City Resilience is about the well-being & prosperity of people & place in a diversity of ways. To create a vibrant urban environment with opportunities for city & district dwellers to step into space to grow, connect & thrive. By working together we build resilience for future care. We will be visiting an active community on the fringes of the red zone to learn about the actions they have gone through to adapt to the new circumstances of their environment.


1:30 pm - 4 pm

W4: Ecological Regeneration. Christchurch red-zone is estimated at 150 metres wide on each side of the Ōtākaro Avon River 11km length,  the green spine is the city's central corridor through to the sea. We continue on from the people regenerative practices along the river to the ecological resilience of the natural restoration of the Red Zone.


Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 16:30
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Canterbury New Zealand

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