Making Social Permaculture Stronger in Aotearoa
Social permaculture * invisible structures * hui
Social permaculture—also referred to as "invisible structures"—can apply to a range of topics:
- living economies and fair-share investment;
- community development, governance, and participatory processes;
- ways of learning, personal, and cultural transformation;
- spirituality, (social) psychology, and holistic health;
- and more.
You are warmly invited to be part of a hui to develop and strengthen social permaculture in Aotearoa. All are welcome, but this hui is geared at those with an existing interest in social permaculture/invisible structures. Children of participants are welcome too. Our venue accommodates a maximum of fifty participants.
Many of the petals on David Holmgren's "Permaculture Flower" have more to do with social and cultural aspects of permaculture design than biophysical elements of permaculture design, though in the end these are all inseparable. Poster image borrowed, with thanks, from permacultureprinciples.com
To register, please contact Sharon (email@example.com) for registration. Please note that I am leaving a bit after noon today (16 March). You're welcome to phone my home if you find out my number from other hui registrants.
There are abut ten extra beds at the hui venue. Please note that if you come without having reached me in advance, I will still need to pay the venue for your accommodation, and we may have trouble feeding you, so bring extra food beyond the basic meal contribution or you'll be the one sent off for groceries. There are ZERO food shops near the venue, in Apiti, and in Rangawahia. I'm not even sure what's available in Cheltenham and Mangaweka, but Kimbolton has a Tip-Top. So being sent off could be expensive petrol- and time-wise.
Also, I will respect the venue's licensing and maximum numbers and no pet policy, etc., and if you're person #51, we can't let you stay. The people running the lodge are great conservation volunteer folks and I love what they do.
Please sure you read all of this page, like, bring ALL of your bedding!
Basic cost is $100 per adult and $50 per child (age 2-15, infants no charge), plus food contributions. We have reduced costs for a couple people unable to pay the full amount, by negotiation, but we are currently at break even with the hui and I'm not willing to go out-of-pocket, so there will definitely be some cost.
There are many ways to participate in the hui:
- Be a part of it! Listen and interact.
- Suggest topics for the open space sessions, or suggest session ideas in advance.
- Step up while present to facilitate or co-facilitate, to take notes, to help with meals and clean-up, etc.
- Prepare a poster showcasing your social permaculture ideas or experience for our Saturday morning poster session.
- Prepare a seven-minute presentation (maybe 3 minutes of talk plus Q&A) for our Saturday morning PechaKucha / quick-sharing session.
- Bring musical instruments etc.
For more about what's happening at the hui, check out the full schedule below.