PiNZ National Hui time table

Permaculture in New Zealand’s annual hui, 25-27 April 2014, Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay Join the gathering of the permaculture movement – this year it’s in Wellington at the amazing Tapu Te Ranga marae. To see the planned time table, click on the link below

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to register for the hui go to http://www.permaculturehui2014.org.nz/

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Cool With Water

Whats going on in my Garden
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Examples of Olla’s for irrigation
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Firing up the earth oven for lunchtime pizzas
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Almost ready
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Simon begins with the wonders of water
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A huglekultur garden is forming
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Volunteers wind down
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Cool With Water

Sunday 23rd February,
Join us in the Sustainable Backyard Garden in Hamilton Gardens as part of the Gardens Summer Festival.

10am. The Source of Life – The wonders of water and its characteristics.
Global warming and coping with a changing climate.

10:30am Harvest and Hold Collecting and Storing water Recycling Water Dealing with our grey and black water

11:30 Suck it up with a Hugelkultur mound garden. Natures raised beds.
Come prepared to muck in and create this garden on site

12:30 Lunch Pizza cooked in the earth oven
$5 for a piece of pizza
$2 per cup of lemon juice
$1 for herb tea.

1:30 Reap What you sow with Aquaponics –
View a symbiotic functioning aquarium and garden and how 2 different
species can support each other in a closed system.

2pm Fertilization with Fertigation
The benefits of microbial fertilization

2:30 Rain Gardens Working with what we are given
Mulch and Swales Conserving what we have
Displays of practical solutions for irrigation and water relience

Fee Donation appreciated to help cover costs.

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Permaculture In NZ National Hui

Permaculture in New Zealand’s annual hui, 25-27 April 2014, Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay
Join the gathering of the permaculture movement – this year it’s in Wellington at the amazing Tapu Te Ranga marae! Conferences, discussions and hands-on workshops mixed with great entertainment and delicious local food. A great way to get involved, learn more and meet permaculture designers from all over the country.

To learn more and register: http://www.permaculturehui2014.org.nz

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/279584445525905/

The venue: http://www.taputeranga.maori.nz

Permaculture in New Zealand: http://www.permaculture.org.nz

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Basic Organic Gardening Course

Learn of methods and systems to include in your productive gardens to produce safe and healthy food with organic practices

Presented by Hamilton Permaculture Trust

Topics covered will be
• Planning your site
• Composting & Wormfarming
• Companion Planting
• Rotation Planting
• Organic sprays
• Seed saving
• Lunar planting

Tuesdays
March 18th. 25th. April 1st. & 8th. 10am. to 12

Held at Waimarie Community House, 53 Wellington Street, Ham. East

Please register with Waimarie 8583453

Course Fee $5
Sponsored by Bryant Trust

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Cool with Water

COOL WITH WATER Feb.23nd. 10 to 3:30
This event is part of Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival
Join us for a time in the Sustainable Backyard Garden and focus on
Ways to conserve water and become drought resilient.

10am. The Source of Life – The wonders of water and its characteristics.
Global warming and coping with a changing climate.
10:30am Harvest and Hold Collecting and Storing water Recycling Water Dealing with our grey and black water
11:30Suck it up with a Hugelkultur mound garden. Natures raised beds.

12:30 Lunch Pizza cooked in the earth oven
$5 for a piece of pizza
$2 per cup of lemon juice
$1 for herb tea.

1:30 Reap What you sow with Aquaponics –
View a symbiotic functioning aquarium and garden and how 2 different species can support each other in a closed system.

2pm Fertilization with Fertigation
The benefits of microbial fertilization

2:30 Rain Gardens Working with what we are given
Mulch and Swales Conserving what we have

Displays of practical solutions for irrigation and water relience

Fee Donation appreciated to help cover costs.

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2014 Permaculture Design Certificate

We are now taking registrations

This permaculture design certificate will be run over 12 weekends throughout 2014. Each module beginning at 9am. & finishing at 5pm.
The modules will be held at a variety of sites throughout the Waikato, enabling the participants to view different levels of permaculture in practice.
Participants who want to complete the certificate must do the first module at the beginning of the course. To complete the certificate one can attend modules in other regions that can be cross credited. It is also possible to partake in chosen modules as a part time participant without receiving the certificate.
Module fee:
For the whole certificate: a deposit of $300 is required before 14 Feb, with $95 per module . Casuals are welcome to attend at $120 per module.
Contact :Hamilton Permaculture Trust
Ph. 834 2249 0211390935
Email: permaham@actrix.co.nz
http://www.hamiltonpermaculture.org.nz

1. Philosophy and Design
Hamilton February 15th.
Introduction to the ethics & principles of permaculture.Explore realistic priorities for reducing your ecological footprint and designing abundance into your life.
Design advice is provided to assist you to develop a concept plan for your site, or project that you chose to work at.
2. Climate and Water March 22nd.
Hamilton
Global and local weather patterns; climate change. Atmospheric conditions, types of climates and weather.Micro climates – shelter, shade, suntraps, harnessing the wind.
Urban weather patterns (acid rain, urban heat sink, wind patterns & tall buildings).
Air quality, pollution & re-vitalisation.
Introduction to the hydrological cycle.
Water conservation, devices and technology.
Water harvesting and storage (rain water, dams, and swales).Water quality and quantity, purifying and treatment techniques.
3. Human Sphere
Ngaruawahia April 12th.
Cultural values, assumptions and perceptions.
Indigenous resource concepts, kaitiakitanga and Maori metaphysics.
Social permaculture.
Radical citizenship and social ecology, designing for personal and social transformation.
Cooperative decision making, legal structures and ownership. Conflict resolution.

4.Landscape and Site Assessment
Raglan May 17th.
Observation and interactions with nature and the landscape. Natures reoccurring patterns.
Techniques for observation; measuring and recording landforms; sectors and aspects.
Gathering information of natural conditions, cultural features and requirements.
Water sheds; water catchments and dams Landscape management.
5. Built Environments Zone 0
Raglan June 14th.
Principles of building biology and ecology; Orientation and layout for site and surroundings.
Building design – (warmth & ambience, insulation, passive & active systems, storage, heat pumps, sound, light & electromagnetism).
Building materials and construction (local earth, straw, timber, embodied energy & toxicity, finishing’s).
Reuse & recycling – compost toilets, grey water systems, water harvesting & storage
6.Healthy soils and Fertile gardening Zone 1
Hamilton July 12th.
Nature of soils and soil structure; soil testing
Soil health and fertilisers. Composting & revitalisation aids
Zone 1, ecological functions & characteristics. Garden layout & design- observing the energy flows.Garden preparation double dig or no-dig. Mulching, companion & rotation planting.
Hand in design brief.
7. Small animals and orchard Zone 2
Raglan August 2nd.
Selecting trees/vines/berries/crops etc. for climate and site. Layout for needs in relation to facilities, guilds & diversity.
Planting and propagation; management for productivity and plant health. Integration with small animals (bees, poultry, pigs).
Ecology of plants and animals. Management and care of small animals.
Water requirements, swales & irrigation.
8. Large Landscapes: Farms and Forests Zones 3-5 Waitetuna September 6th.
Animals and soil care – shelter and shade, grazing, herbal ley, fodder crops.
Water Management
Forest effects and services.
Plantations – For food, alley cropping,
non-food, timber, firewood etc.
Natural ecosystems – restoration, pest management. Rongoa
9.Community Resilience
Hamilton September 27th.
Possible natural disasters for our bioregion, pest infestation, social-crime, war and revolution.
Recognising risks and hazards. Coping with dramatic and immediate change.
Job loss and financial collapse, alternative financial systems.
Food foraging and natural medicine sources.
Transition towns.
10.Energy and Technology
Ruapuke October 18th.
Nature and types of energy.
Energy analysis, efficiency and life-cycle of energy.
Examples of appropriate technologies (high tech & low tech solutions).
Transport & energy alternatives.
Energy storage; site specific and community based systems.
The 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle & repair.
11.Urban Design & Living
Hamilton November 15th.
Healthy and sustainable living in cities. & towns.
Community culture; education and values.
Suburban retrofit to reduce your ecological footprint. Engaging in local communities and councils.
Layout and integration of urban systems; public spaces, transport & circulation, housing, energy supplies & distribution, urban waste cycles, urban food production, storm water, waste water & potable water management.
12.Design Project Presentations
Hamilton December 7th.
• The design project can be completed individually or in groups.
• It should be completed in a minimum of 20 hours per person per project.
• Tutors will be available for feedback throughout the process.
• Projects can be on subject matter the student is interested in, so long it demonstrates the application of sustainable design principles introduced in the first module. This may take the form of a landscape design for an individual dwelling, a retrofit of a house, work with a community group, setting up a local alternative economic model, etc.
• It is intended that projects be undertaken in parallel to the course so that designs are built on by progressive learning throughout the course.
• Submit a project brief at module 6
• At the end of the course, students will be required to do a 15 minute presentation of their project to the tutors and colleagues.
• Presentations should demonstrate how the design was conceived (design process), the project (final design) and a brief outline on implementation and/ or management.

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COOL WITH WATER

Join us for a time at our event during the Hamilton Gardens Summer festival in the Sustainable Backyard Garden.
Sunday 23rd. February 10am. to 3pm.
The focus this year is about Ways to conserve water and become drought resilient.

10am. The Source of Life – The wonders of water and its characteristics.
Global warming and coping with a changing climate.
10:30am Harvest and Hold Collecting and Storing water Recycling Water Dealing with our grey and black water
11:30 Suck it up with a Hugelkultur garden. We will construct on site a raised garden with inbuilt water storage
12:30 Lunch Pizza cooked in the earth oven $5 for a piece of pizza
$2 per cup of lemon juice
$1 for herb tea.

1:30 Reap What you sow with Aquaponics
View a symbiotic functioning aquarium and garden and how 2
different species can support each other in a closed system.
2pm Fertilisation with Fertigation
The benefits of microbial fertilisation
2:30 Rain Gardens Working with what we are given
Mulch and Swales Conserving what we have
Displays of practical solutions for water reliance
Koha on admission

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Glimpses Of Permaculture Design Modules

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Guided Tours of the Sustainable Backyard Garden

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Its that time of the year when schools are looking for end of year outings and what could be better than a guided tour of the garden. Most schools have their own productive gardens and are keen for more ideas … Continue reading

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