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Sat, 05 Nov


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Design Your Own Sustainable Lifestyle Suburban Property

Tutor: Robina McCurdy, Earthcare Education Aotearoa

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Design Your Own Sustainable Lifestyle Suburban Property
Design Your Own Sustainable Lifestyle Suburban Property

Time & Location

05 Nov 2022, 9:00 am – 06 Nov 2022, 4:00 pm

Address given after registration, Avondale, Christchurch, New Zealand

About the event

This cost of this workshop is an Income Based Sliding Scale ... You assess the figure you will pay, anywhere along that scale. (highest $ = good earning income,  lowest $ = low earning income, government benefit, subsidised)

2-days $130 - $180

1-day   $75 - $125 

* Introductions

* Slideshow: Permaculture Principles, with relevance to edible landscape and garden design. Examples of some permaculture designs of suburban properties.

* Concept definitions (brief recap): permaculture, organics, edible landscaping, microclimates, water harvesting, sectors, zones, guilds.

* Creation of Guilds

* Connections, Sectors, Zones & Guilds Activity – includes the relationship of social areas, pathways, children’s play spaces, small domesticated animals, composting and water harvesting systems

Pot Luck Lunch

- includes display and casual sharing about participants properties

* Observation, Survey & Analysis Activity - Sectors, Site and Microclimates, followed by shareback of discoveries

* Client Interview – vision, limiting factors, practical/technical info

* Introduction to The Design Process

Learning the steps from Broadscale Concept Design stage to Detailed Design. Showing examples.


* Introductions

* Review of Site Survey & Client Brief

* Creating a Wholistic Goal

* Activating the Broadscale Concept Design and arriving at consensus on areas and elements placement

Pot Luck Lunch

* Detailed Design (done individually or in pairs) with relevance to participant’s interest for a guild or small area of own property

* Research Approaches & Resources

* Design Presentations (brief) by individuals

* Implementation Tips

* Summary, Networking & Support Opportunities, Wrap-up & Feedback

Please BRING: 

* a dish to contribute for our Pot Luck lunch 

* photos and/or maps of your property for any design input (whether rented or owned)

In the event that a participant cancels the following refunds will apply:

- by 9pm Sun 30 October: 80% refund - between 9pm Sun 30 Oct and 9pm Tues 1 Nov: 60% of their deposit will be repaid - after 9pm Tues 1 Oct:  0% refund In the unlikely event of workshop cancellation:  You will be notified at 9am Wed 4 November, with a full refund sent across that morning.

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