Sustaining Ourselves In These Times Of Change
It is with much disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the Permaculture in New Zealand 2020 Hui to be held in Whanganui over the ANZAC long weekend.
With our theme of “Sustaining Ourselves In These Times Of Change” becoming even more relevant by the day, we would have loved for the event to go ahead so we could share our combined knowledge and build a greater degree of resilience with attendees to be shared across the wider New Zealand community. However, with the unfolding situation and the health of all attendees, their families, and communities in mind, we have no option but to cancel the local event.
While this year’s face to face Hui is not going ahead make sure you follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on any new developments or opportunities to share this knowledge during a time when it is needed most. The local committee and the PiNZ council are working together on the ways in sharing this information so stay tuned for further updates.
We are working through all the background processes that relate to both presenters and ticket holders and will continue to keep you updated with time frames for refunds etc, so please bear with us while we work through the motions.
We understand that at this time many people are feeling a sense of unease, and while it is important to acknowledge these feelings this is also a great time to focus on other things. Spend some more time in the garden, get out and spend some time in nature walking in the bush or on the beach, read that book you have not found time for or help out in your local community garden. Use this time to touch base with family and friends by phone or email, if you are in isolation take a “stay-cation” with your family and enjoy this time together, and if you need support reach out to those around you as it is these connections that help to build strong and resilient communities.
In good health & happiness
PiNZ Hui Coordinator
How can people, organisations, and society respond to the fundamental issues of our changing times?
And, where can we find help to navigate the shifts we need to make, to sustain ourselves?
"Change is, at its core, a people process and people can drive change"
See a problem in the world
Believe the situation could be different
Take action in the direction of the change you want to see
‘To take a living systems perspective we need to: Seek the whole system view that recognises ourselves and our society are nested within our environment; take a relationship-based approach to cultivating change; and learn and innovate.’ (Birney, 2014).
Recognising that we are embedded in a dynamic and ever-changing system allows us to adopt whole systems thinking approach. Being resilient and adaptive to change calls for continuous innovation and learning. Sharing our knowledge and experiences in response to these fundamental impacts within our lives supports our people, organisations and our wider community.
With permaculture practices, we address the critical sustainable challenges we face by using collaborative and creative forms we can...
Work with the multiple and diverse relationships involved
Protect and enhance the Earth’s life support system as well as our own
Building trust and a deeper engagement to improve our potential & quality of life
And, to incorporate the ethics of Earth Care, People Care, & Future Care within our actions
This hui is about growing our relationships with one another, having an abundance of resources, tools & knowledge available, and give us the ability to take action and make changes that enrich our personal and worldly environment.
Te Ao Hou Marae & Churton School
Dual locations hosting presenters and workshop spaces with a high focus on upskilling through practical hands-on learning and knowledge sharing. There will also be a number of tours to properties around Whanganui to see some of the local permaculture projects or homes.
Te Ao Hou Marae is cared for by Geoffery Hipango, the is situated in Aramoho on the banks of the Whanganui River. The marae will be providing a unique blend of local run workshops to share regional knowledge & skills with their community that aid the development of regional food sovereignty through growing there own and share the abundance.
We are grateful for this opportunity to be learning and sharing with Geoff and his community in Whanganui and for Churton School that is within 5 minutes walk. These 2 locations give us the space needed to host the national & local interface. The school hall will host presentations of edge leading thoughts and movements along within smaller discussions and group sessions to be held with the classroom spaces.
The hui is organised by volunteers and offers significant space for co-creation, so we invite you to contact us if you have anything to offer your community – be it your skills, insight, wisdom, music, activities or presentations.
We look forward to meeting all the wonderful participants and exploring what emerges when we all get together again at our annual hui.