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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

  • Integrated Growing Systems
    Sat, Feb 20
    Multiple sites
    Feb 20, 8:45 PM – Feb 21, 3:00 PM
    Multiple sites, 156 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Zone 3-4: orchard and food forest layout & design, regenerative agriculture & crops, and agroforestry systems. We also cover the management and care of large animals, including the effects of grazing and manuring, water demands, and the construction of animal structures.
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  • Designing for Regeneration
    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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  • Built Environment
    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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  • Permaculture Design Certificate 2021 - 2022
    Sat, Sep 18
    Multiple sites
    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