Whanganui Permaculture Weekend


6th Annual Whanganui Permaculture Weekend
8th-9th September, 2018

Whanganui’s permaculture community offers up another great weekend of sharing and learning with two major themes this year: RetroSuburbia and Making & Doing.


Celebrating David Holmgren’s new book, RetroSuburbia, there are offerings in each of the three ‘fields’ he uses to organise the text: Built, Biological and Behavioural. Lydia Harris, TVNZ columnist and author of Back to Basics, shares her knowledge and experience in the Behavioural Field with an amazing array of creative solutions on a tiny budget. Along the same lines, Nelson Lebo offers a workshop on the Built and Biological Fields on the site of one of the New Zealand’s most recognised RetroSuburban properties, the Eco-Thrifty Retrofit – the only property outside of Australia included as a RetroSuburbia case study: https://www.retrosuburbia.com/case-studies/eco-t...

Making & Doing

There’s a great range of hands-on offerings this year as well that include: Natural Cheese Making with Bronwynne Dowson Anderson; How To Grow Strong Healthy Seedlings with Louise Knight; Making Biochar with Shane Middlemiss; Sourdough Workshop: the basics with SourBros bakery; Keeping Backyard Chickens with Cyd Welsh; and, How to Build a Low-Cost Durable Chicken Tractor with the Kaitiaki Farm Interns.

River Traders Market, Farm Tour and Seed Swap

If you arrive early Saturday morning make sure to check out Whanganui’s famous River Traders Market and learn about our decades-old local currency, the River Exchange and Barter System. Sunday morning offers the opportunity to tour Kaitiaki Farm, a living and breathing permaculture textbook with examples of nearly everything permaculture. Finally, the Whanganui Seed Savers hold their annual Seed Swap on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up this incredible weekend.

We’d love to see you in Whonderful Whanganui in September.

Saturday, 8th September

9:00 – 1:00 – River Traders Market
Local Currency: River Exchange and Barter System
Resilience Products: Broad Forks, Solar Ovens, Rocket Stoves, Hula Hoes, Permaculture Calendars, RetroSuburbia Books, Permaculture Plants, and More!

10:00 - 2:00 Natural Cheese Making

11:00 - 12:30 How To Grow Strong Healthy Seedlings

11:00 – 1:00 RetroSuburbia: The Behavioural Field

2:00 – 5:00 RetroSuburbia: The Built and Biological Fields Case Study
2:00 – 3:00 Making Biochar
5:00 – 6:00 Live for the Land Open Day and Tour
6:00 – Shared Meal, 106 Matai Street, Castlecliff

* Overnight Accommodation Available

Sunday, 9th September

9:00 – 12:00 Kaitiaki Farm Tour

9:00 - 3:30 Sourdough Workshop: the basics with SourBros bakery.

10:00 – 2:00 Natural Cheese Making

12:30 – 2:00 Keeping backyard chickens.

2:00 – 3:00 How to build a low-cost durable chicken tractor

2:00 – 4:00 Annual Heirloom Seed Swap

Full descriptions and registration details: ecothriftylife.com

Inquiries: theecoschool@gmail.com

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 09:30 to Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 16:30
Location / Venue: 

223 No. 2 Line Whanganui 4572

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