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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  • Sat, Jun 19
    Avebury House
    Jun 19, 8:45 PM – Jun 20, 3:00 PM
    Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    The cultural dynamic within the well-being of communities & the well-being of ourselves is a strong foundation of social permaculture and the people care ethic. We look at the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual support systems, through the seasons of the year, from food nutrient & preserving
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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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Past Events

  • Sep 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – Aug 22, 2021, 5:00 PM
    Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand
    10 weekend module location based learning course, held over a year on varying properties around Canterbury.
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  • 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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  • Sat, Nov 21
    Old 7 Oaks Site
    Nov 21, 2020, 8:45 PM – Nov 22, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Old 7 Oaks Site, 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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  • Sat, Oct 17
    New Brighton Community Gardens
    Oct 17, 2020, 8:45 PM – Oct 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
    New Brighton 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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  • Sat, Sep 19
    New Brighton Community Garden
    Sep 19, 2020, 8:45 PM – Sep 20, 2020, 3:00 PM
    New Brighton Community Garden, 136 Shaw Avenue, New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
    This module introduces the ethics & principles of permaculture along with the ecological & environment overviews. We will also share techniques for effective learning, & wholistic design methods, along with pattern understanding... The atmosphere, climate, weather & micro-climates, forecasting, air
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  • Sat, Aug 15
    61 Jacksons Road
    Aug 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    61 Jacksons Road, 61 Jacksons Road, Lyttelton 8082, 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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  • Sat, Jul 11
    Avebury House
    Jul 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    This weekend is about the urban environment, appropriate technology and energy solutions, eco-buildings, natural building design & materials & design, plus ideas to retrofit your properties.
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  • Sat, Jun 13
    Waitaki Community Gardens
    Jun 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jun 14, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Waitaki Community Gardens, Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
    This weekend module covers land & weather patterns, site observation, assessment criteria, analysis & evaluation. Understanding of site limitations & resources. Plus the creation of a design brief and base map for a site.
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  • Sat, May 09
    Hosted through Zoom
    May 09, 2020, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hosted through Zoom
    Is the invisible structures & networks of the social cultural fabric that shape our lives & communities. Social Design: economics, education, health & wellbeing systems; ownership, access to resources; community development, governance & decision-making; and the nature of values, personal beliefs.
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  • Sat, Mar 14
    Canterbury
    Mar 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand
    The importance and usefulness of natural, restorative, and sustainable forestry. Zone 5 the need for wild areas. Plus, regeneration for our city, suburban and rural areas. Forest Ecology and tree systems & fundamental principles of designing and establishing a woodlot.
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  • Sat, Feb 08
    Little River
    Feb 08, 2020, 9:00 AM – Feb 09, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Little River, Little River 7591, New Zealand
    Zone 3-4 covers larger-scale farming, the management and care of large animals, including the effects of grazing and manuring, water demands, and the construction of animal structures. Regenerative agriculture & crops, and agroforestry systems. Plus, how to get income from acres.
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  • Sat, Nov 09
    Christchurch
    Nov 09, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Zones 0 - 3: Home & backyard food production and resource systems and design...
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  • Sat, Oct 19
    Christchurch
    Oct 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Understanding the Nature & Importance of Water .... & ... Know Your Soil.
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  • Sat, Sep 14
    Christchurch
    Sep 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
    Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Absorb the principles & ethics of permaculture through an informative card game, followed by...
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  • Sep 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sep 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    This is an introduction to the theory and design tools behind permaculture. It is also the induction to the Full PDC certificate....
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  • Sep 14, 2019, 8:45 AM – Sep 13, 2020, 4:45 PM
    Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand
    10 weekend module location based learning course, held over a year on properties around Canterbury.
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  • Sun, Aug 25
    61 Jacksons Rd, Lyttelton
    Aug 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    61 Jacksons Rd, Lyttelton
    A one day course covering the basic principles and ethics of permaculture.
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