Site assessment tools

Posted on February 7, 2020

Links to some of the online tools referred in the landscape and site analysis module of our PDC.


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Meet the instructors: Permaculture Design Course, 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019

Our 2020 permaculture design course has an awesome instructional team. Meet builder Matt Cassells, farm forester Rachel Rose, and urban gardener Trish Nugent.


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Biochar Field Day: 8 November

Posted on October 30, 2019

Join Slow Farm, NZ Landcare Trust, and others for a farm-based field day all about biochar


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Biochar in the media

Posted on October 30, 2019

Our recent adventures with journalism ...


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Plastics Reduction: The Long Journey

Posted on August 16, 2019

Life after plastic-free July


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Pūriri

Posted on April 1, 2019

Celebrating natural darkness


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Buy local

Posted on February 13, 2019

By my early twenties, I had identified the passions that have since been the constant drivers in my life: social justice, community building, and care for the environment. Money wasn't on the list, but when I chanced upon a book about local economies, the penny dropped.


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Build your own baling box

Posted on January 17, 2019

From time to time we get asked about our simple-as plywood box for baling hay. Once you've seen the photo, you've probably figured out how to make your own, but for those who like detail, I've written some instructions. Please make sure to read the caution below the instructions.


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Signs of a cultural spring

Posted on November 4, 2018

A few days ago, some daisies blooming and plantains seeding in a recently mown caught my eye. Then my friend Helen sent me a photo announcing the proximal coming of a zero-waste grocer.


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Energy-efficient driving

Posted on July 18, 2018

Owning a second-hand Nissan LEAF has changed the way I drive. Had I adopted these habits while driving a petrol-powered vehicle, I would have reduced my energy footprint even then.


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