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CANTERBURY PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE

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WE ARE ...

A group of professional permaculturalist who consult, design, implement and teach. We hold permaculture, its ethics, and principles within our daily lives and believe that it has the tools and processes to aid us all in the changing times. And, help us to become more empowered and self resilient, whilst giving back to our living support system, Planet Earth.

HANDS-ON APPROACH

TEACHING

Guidance & Inspiration

CONSULTATION

Getting the most out of a design

IMPLEMENTATION

Design and expertise come to life

 

Up Coming Courses

  • Sat, Mar 20
    Multiple sites
    Mar 20, 8:45 PM – Mar 21, 3:00 PM
    Multiple sites, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Regeneration for our city, suburban and rural areas. The importance of forest ecology and tree systems, the usefulness of natural, restorative and sustainable forestry, & fundamental principles of designing and establishing a woodlot. Plus, zone 5: the need for wild areas.
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  • Sat, Apr 17
    Avebury House
    Apr 17, 8:45 PM – Apr 18, 3:00 PM
    Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    We will cover building design - orientation & layout for natural environments & land formation, and renewable resources. Appropriate technology & sources of energy, including fossil fuels, physical renewable & bio-renewable and energy alternatives available. Plus, reducing our ecological footprint a
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  • Sat, May 22
    Multiple sites
    May 22, 8:45 PM – May 23, 3:00 PM
    Multiple sites, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    ... Are the networks that form the social & cultural fabric that shape our lives and communitie, social design & community development. The forms of ownership and access to resources. Our economic, education, governance and decision-making processes for healthy & resilient projects, people & places.
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  • Sep 18, 2021, 8:45 AM – Aug 21, 2022, 3:00 PM
    Multiple sites, Canterbury, New Zealand
    10 weekend module location based learning course, held over a year on varying properties around Canterbury.
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Sumner Food Forest

Site Management

LYTTELTON COMMUNITY GARDEN

Orchard Development 

ROIMATA FOOD COMMONS

Food Forest Development

PAST PROJECTS

 

 

Traditional agriculture is labor intensive,

industrial agriculture is energy intensive, and permaculture is information and design-intensive.

David Holmgren

 
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Office Hours

Tuesday: 1 - 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm