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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

  • 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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  • Book Club - November: BRAIDING SWEATGRASS
    03 Nov, 6:00 pm
    Christchurch, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    Welcome to our new event held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. We gather to dicuss a series of books that dig deep into topics that matter and can bring alternative solutions with others who are passionate about change.
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  • Growing Soil & Plants
    Sat, 20 Nov
    Hassals Lane
    20 Nov, 8:30 am – 21 Nov, 4:00 pm
    Hassals Lane , 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    Zones 1 & 2 home & backyard food production: building soil, home garden systems, seasonal crop planting, care and rotation plans, the importance of pollination, manuring and nutrient recycling, propagation & transplanting, seed saving, plus more.
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  • Soil & Water- Module 2
    Sat, 16 Oct
    New Brigton Community Gardens
    16 Oct, 8:30 am – 17 Oct, 4:00 pm
    New Brigton Community Gardens, 136 Shaw Avenue, New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
    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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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