Courses

  • Introduction to Permaculture
    Sat, 31 Jul
    Hassal Lane Community
    31 Jul, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Hassal Lane Community, 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 Design Certificate 2021 - 2022
    18 Sep 2021, 8:45 am – 21 Aug 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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  • Cultural Strengthening
    Sat, 19 Jun
    Hassals Lane Community
    19 Jun, 8:45 pm – 20 Jun, 3:00 pm
    Hassals Lane Community, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    ... is about the cultural dynamic within the well-being of communities & of ourselves, and covers foundation of social permaculture & the people care ethic. We look at the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual support systems, through the seasons of the year.
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  •  Invisible Structures
    Sat, 22 May
    Avebury House
    22 May, 8:45 pm – 23 May, 3:00 pm
    Avebury House , 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013
    The networks that form the social & cultural fabric that shapes our lives, our communities and the social design & community development. This covers economic, education, governance and decision-making processes for healthy & resilient projects, people & places.
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  • Built Environment
    Sat, 24 Apr
    Avebury House
    24 Apr, 8:45 pm – 25 Apr, 3:00 pm
    Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    We will cover urban living design; Natural 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. And, ...
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  • International Permaculture Day in Christchurch
    02 May, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Christchurch, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
    We are having a open day to celebrate what permculture is to us here in Chrischurch
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Past Events

  • Permaculture Design Certificate  2020 - 2021
    19 Sep 2020, 9:00 am – 22 Aug 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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  • Designing for Regeneration
    Sat, 20 Mar
    Multiple sites
    20 Mar, 8:45 pm – 21 Mar, 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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  • Integrated Growing Systems
    Sat, 20 Feb
    Multiple sites
    20 Feb, 8:45 pm – 21 Feb, 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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  • Growing Soil & Plants
    Sat, 21 Nov
    Old 7 Oaks Site
    21 Nov 2020, 8:45 pm – 22 Nov 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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  • Water & Soil
    Sat, 17 Oct
    New Brighton Community Gardens
    17 Oct 2020, 8:45 pm – 18 Oct 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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  • Philosophy, Design & Patterns
    Sat, 19 Sep
    New Brighton Community Garden
    19 Sep 2020, 8:45 pm – 20 Sep 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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  • Introduction to Permaculture
    Sat, 15 Aug
    61 Jacksons Road
    15 Aug 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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  • Built Environment June Module
    Sat, 11 Jul
    Avebury House
    11 Jul 2020, 9:00 am – 12 Jul 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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  • Pattern
    Sat, 13 Jun
    Waitaki Community Gardens
    13 Jun 2020, 9:00 am – 14 Jun 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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  • Social Permaculture
    Sat, 09 May
    Hosted through Zoom
    09 May 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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  • Regeneration March Module
    Sat, 14 Mar
    Canterbury
    14 Mar 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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  • Large Food Systems February Module
    Sat, 08 Feb
    Little River
    08 Feb 2020, 9:00 am – 09 Feb 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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  • Small Food Systems November Module
    Sat, 09 Nov
    Christchurch
    09 Nov 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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  • Soil & Water October Module
    Sat, 19 Oct
    Christchurch
    19 Oct 2019, 9:00 am – 20 Oct 2019, 5:00 pm
    Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Understanding the Nature & Importance of Water .... & ... Know Your Soil.
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  • Introduction to Permaculture
    Sat, 14 Sep
    Christchurch
    14 Sep 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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  • Philosophy & Design September Module
    14 Sep 2019, 9:00 am – 15 Sep 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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  • Permaculture Design Certificate 2019 - 2020
    14 Sep 2019, 8:45 am – 13 Sep 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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  • Introduction to Permaculture
    Sun, 25 Aug
    61 Jacksons Rd, Lyttelton
    25 Aug 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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