Spring Equinox. What a beautiful time of the year. Flowers are coming out, I can feel it getting warmer and the parsley in my garden is starting to take off after meandering along all winter. Time to get more seeds in the ground...
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4 – 6 months work at Koanga Institute
24 kms north of Wairoa, Northern Hawkes Bay.
$25/hour plus caravan accommodation available on site (with cooking facilities)
Most work (not all) non-electric, and natural materials.
Phone Bob Corker and send Bio to:
[email protected] | 06 8388375
This is an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by lots of discussion around BioIntenstive gardening and food production! You will be able to attend all 8 workshops offered within our Spring Internship: Growing Soil and Food Health:
Yoga (inner ecology) & Permaculture (outer ecology) - A Foundation for a Healthy & Sustainable Life
The outer environment is in danger from global warming, pollution and myriad chemicals. As our toxic outer world spins out of control we become aware of the environmental dangers of disturbed emotions, disease, negative and aggressive thinking.
This is a copy of my speech on permaculture and economics to a new economics panel discussion on 14 August 2015 in Christchurch, as part of a week of action against the TPPA.
Koanga Institute Forest Garden Apprentice
Koanga is looking for somebody whose dream is to be living and working in Kotare Village with forest gardens, including nursery production. Koanga is actively learning to design, plant, manage and propagate trees for forest gardens in specifically New Zealand temperate conditions and environment.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW!
Position will begin September, 2015.
Every year we take on a new Garden Apprentice. We are currently specifically looking for potential apprentices who will choose to remain and live in the village, and build themselves a career in the garden, and who have good management and leadership skills.
Bob and I (Kay) have just finished 12 months of eating only our own food, not buying anything from the supermarket at all except for salt (from health supplier) and a handful of organic imported spices. It was actually fairly easy and we have no intention of changing back to the supermarket, only going forward from here.
We have been on this site for 3 years and the soil was very poor pumice based soil to begin with.