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Glen Eden Transition Town meeting

Glen Eden Transition Town meeting - Monday 2nd September 7pm, Glen Eden Primary School, 3 Glenview Road, Glen Eden

Food Forest Hui – September 26-28

Ten of the best permaculture designers from around the country, are converging on Auckland from September 26th-28th to offer New Zealand’s first three day Food Forest Hui and Training.

If you hold a permaculture design certificate (or have extensive experience in this area) and are interested in learning more about how to design and implement food forest systems, and to help create short courses to share with others, then don’t miss this event.

Register your interest now and we’ll be in touch.

Why forests of food

The logic of moving from the practice of turning soil to grow annual crops is becoming compelling in the face of more extreme weather events. While moving slowly around the country over the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of engaging in dialogue on this subject with over 200 people at public meetings and in small groups. It’s clear that there is a tremendous increase in the number of people wanting to know more about how to put these food forest ideas into practice.

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Permaculture Design Course at Tui Community - Feb 2014

12 Feb - 2 March 2014

Permaculture Design Course at Tui Community in Golden Bay

with Robina McCurdy and Gary Williams

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Location / Venue: 
Tui Community, Wainui, Golden Bay

Mt Victoria August meeting - viewing North Island half of the Emma Heke film "Our Green Roadie".

Having seen the South Island half earlier we will view the North Island half of the Emma Heke film Our Green Roadie. Emma and Connor Heke travelled NZ for 6 months in a tiny van, on a shoe-string budget to film for Our Green Roadie. The full documentary is a compilation of stories and snapshots shared by 50 NZers with eco-conscious and economically viable businesses and lifestyles. All welcome. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
New Crossways, Roxburgh St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Northland Solar Energy Conference

Location / Venue: 
Kaiwaka, Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall

Communicating Compassionately - an NVC Foundation Workshop with Deb & Wayne - AUCKLAND

We all have a universal need to connect with ourselves and with others. This workshop offers a way of communicating that leads us to give from the heart. We offer a guide in reframing how we express ourselves and hear others. Instead of using habitual, automatic reactions, our words become conscious responses based firmly on an awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling and wanting.

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Location / Venue: 
Kandallah - 64 A Shetland Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

Public food forest talks and new discoveries

Three well attended talks to appreciative audiences in Taranaki and Manawatu, resulted in a lead on a hidden 20 year old food forest in the Central Plateau.

Public talks

It was a short lead time, but this didn’t seem to matter, in these days of being able to share information rapidly through the networks. Kama Burwell, a very competent and active permaculturalist working at the Hive Taranaki Environment Centre, spread the word and drew in 40+ people on a chilly Monday night, aided by an interview on Access Radio Taranaki that morning.

One of the highlights for me was meeting Ché Rogers and seeing the tagged Facebook photos of his forest garden, taken with his daughter in the pictures for a sense of scale. He let me download them andadd some graphic tags of my own.

Food Forest Garden with names

The following night 30 people came out in Marton, from the efforts of Lorraine Bartlett who invited us to meet in the Marton Arts Centre. It was a particularly warm and generous welcome, and the talk was followed by an abundant pot luck meal, which kept the conversations going for some time until we had to leave to head over to Fielding.

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GETT meeting - Tuesday

Friendly reminder - This Tuesday (23 July) monthly GETT hui, this time at 1a Karapiti Pl, Glen Eden.  Looking forward to talking about spring plans!

Film Screening - 'The Power of Community' - exploring local food supply issues

We're holding the third of our monthly film screenings on key issues of our time. The aim is to try and inform and develop peoples thinking around these topics. We hope to encourage existing initiatives, and maybe catalyse some more!

This month's film is 'The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006):
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Location / Venue: 
SVCF, Level 3, 5 The Crescent, Invercargill, 9810

Food Forest Road Trip with family

School holidays and an invitation to visit Dean Williamson in Fielding to explore his idea for 10 acre food forests up and down the country, was enough to start the road trip planning.

I let a few people know we were heading South, and would love to visit some existing food forests and were happy to talk with people along the way, and an agenda quickly emerged.

We’re leaving Waiheke today (Jul 13th) and will be home on the 24th.

Maybe we’ll meet up at one of these events

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