The best way to earn a PDC and learn the most important skills for rural living.
Next Intake August, 2017
Dear Permaculture community, we are very excited to share with you the crowdfunding campaign we launched this week, Running on Sunshine.
We are raising funds to purchase a solar system to run our market gardens coolroom and electric car. The campaign is going great, but we need more help and support from our community to make it happen. Please pledge and share with your networks.
The vision that guides us:
Imagine a country which respects the living planet; whose people enjoy fair land tenure, good housing, good health, wholesome food, a rewarding livelihood, free education, a compassionate justice system, and an adequate income: a country with an inclusive democracy grounded in vibrant communities.
This could be Aotearoa New Zealand – together, we can make this vision a reality.
Seeding systemic change
Kaitiaki Farm Work Study PDC Internship
The ECO School
Whanganui, New Zealand
Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate while working on a premier permaculture demonstration farm in New Zealand.
Our work study internship programme is unique in the world of permaculture education in that it combines best practice teaching and learning with best practice regenerative land management.
This tour/workshop demonstrates a wide range of best practice decision-making for rural and suburban properties as well as providing a basket of the most practical skills to make it all happen on your patch. Two exemplar properties in the Whanganui District are included.
Tour guide and instructor, Nelson Lebo is recognised as an innovator in the permaculture and eco design movements. He is contacted regularly by the New Zealand media on all aspects of energy efficiency and healthy homes.
Saturday25th & Sunday 26th March 2017
At Aparima College, Riverton
This event attracts thousands with its interactive demonstrations, local produce for sale, and a great variety of workshops over the weekend. For a small entry fee, you will entertain the whole family for hours and perhaps learn a thing or two about what you can grow in your own garden. Pre-registration for workshops is advised, and fees apply. Once again we will have our wonderful "Harvest Cafe" on site.
Okiwi Passion’s Internship Programme
with Gerald and Caity Endt
Experiential training for intensive, small scale organic fruit and vegetable production.
Internships at Okiwi Passion provide individuals seriously considering small scale market gardening and fruit production as their future path, the opportunity to get to grips with the reality of running a diverse small farm through active involvement in every aspect of the work involved.
(06) 838 6269 (Answered Mon, Wed, Fri)