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CANTERBURY PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE

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 ... 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, to help us to become more empowered and self resilient, whilst giving back to our living support system, Planet Earth...

LATEST UPDATES

Permaculture Design Cetificate
is all GO for the 18th!

Permaculture Book Club
1st Wed of the Month
Starting October

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Up Coming Courses

  • Permaculture Design Certificate 2021 - 2022
    18 Sep 2021, 8:30 am – 21 Aug 2022, 4:00 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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  • Water & Soil - Module 2
    Sat, 16 Oct
    2 Locations New Brighton & Waltam
    16 Oct, 8:30 am – 17 Oct, 4:00 pm
    2 Locations New Brighton & Waltam, New Brighton Community Gardens
    Water & soil are the foundations of any productive growing system. This weekend brings a broad view of the nature and importance of water and soil, their sources, cycles & potential for human management, along with the importance and structure of the soil food web.
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  • Intro to Permaculture
    Sat, 04 Dec
    Christchurch
    04 Dec, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Christchurch, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    Join us for a day to absorb the principles & ethics of permaculture through an informative card game of 36 examples of permaculture concepts & projects. Followed by permaculture zoning, environment sectors, and an input-output design.
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  • Permaculture Philosophy, Design and Patterns - Module 1
    18 Sep, 8:30 am – 19 Sep, 4:30 pm
    Christchurch, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    Introducing the ethics & principles of permaculture along with the ecological & environment overviews. We will share techniques for effective learning, & wholistic design methods: Along with pattern understanding, the atmosphere, climate, weather & micro-climates, forecasting, air quality, pollution
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HANDS-ON APPROACH

TEACHING

Lights in the Dark

Guidance & Inspiration

CONSULTATION

Watercolor Painting

Getting the most out of a design

IMPLEMENTATION

Rake and Hoes

Design and expertise come to life

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Sumner Food Forest

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Hassals Lane Communtiy

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Ōtākaro Orchard

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Traditional agriculture is labor intensive,

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

David Holmgren