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Nelson seed library opens

May 12, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Nelson Seed Library – a Permaculture in Nelson Group (P!NG) initiative – is opening on Saturday 11 June 2016 at Elma Turner Library. Guests will be welcome to register and borrow their first …

Urban farm sites popping up in Wellington to support wellness revolution – edible city movement grows

September 29, 2015 – 10:30 am |

From B-Side Stories
Founder of WorkerBe, Erin Leigh describes her business as a wellness revolution, but not only is she taking our office workers health by storm by providing “local, nutrient dense and mostly spray-free whole foods …

Nature park to be run with permaculture principles

February 27, 2014 – 8:20 pm |

The Nelson Mail has reported that Golden Bay’s Bencarri Farm, the nature park world famous for its tame eels and assortment of tame animals, has been taken over by a collective of people who plan …

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …

Global native project offers permaculture and peace

December 19, 2013 – 2:38 pm |

Global Native is a concept devised by people for those interested in a  sustainable and creative present and future .
But what are  Global Natives ? The word Global Native describes those who are native to planet Earth …

Permaculture designers converge at the NZ Food Forest Hui

August 26, 2013 – 4:02 pm |

Ten of the best permaculture designers from around the country, are converging on Auckland from September 26th-28th to offer New Zealand’s first three day Food Forest Hui and Training.
If you hold a permaculture design certificate …

Paekakariki people launch cooking comp using ultra-local food

June 14, 2013 – 11:17 am | One Comment

Media Release
The Local Table
June 2013
Fresh from their kitchen of ideas, The Local Table cooking competition and Paekakariki Local Food Week are the two latest offerings from community entrepreneurs Mike Gibson and Flo McNeill.
The Local Table …

Check out: Certificate in Sustainable Practice and Permaculture Design – Raglan

September 26, 2012 – 12:59 pm |

Time: April 13, 2013 to October 13, 2013
Location: Solscape Eco Retreat, Raglan
Organized By: Margaret Kwok
Event Description:
Are you interested in the relationships between people and the earth – including its ecosystems and resources?This is an action …

Otago Polytechnic Sustainable Practice Courses Move North

September 13, 2011 – 8:28 am |

New education in the emerging area of Sustainable Practice is to be offered to people living in the Waikato and Auckland regions as a result of a partnership between the education focused …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 332 – Earthhour, Neighbours Day and an Urban Permaculture Paradise

March 26, 2011 – 11:18 pm |

Earth hour.  I find it nearly as exciting as New Years Eve. So tonight we dutifully sat there examining each other by candle light and did indeed feel obliged to make a few earth hour …

New Zealand Permaculture National Hui 2011 – Motueka April 23 – 25

March 25, 2011 – 10:25 am |

Karamea Eco-Tourism Business Demonstrates How to Be Carbon Neutral

January 27, 2011 – 6:26 pm |

Rongo Backpackers & Gallery and Karamea Farm Baches in Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand have recently undergone a carbon emissions audit conducted by Carbon South, a Christchurch-based carbon …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 257 – I Encourage You to Head To Karamea and Experience Life as a Rongolian

January 8, 2011 – 10:29 pm | One Comment
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 257 – I Encourage You to Head To Karamea and Experience Life as a Rongolian

Check out the article I just posted up: The World is Your Canvas – Karamea’s Rongo Backpackers Where Self-Sufficiency Meets Creativity.  It’s about Paul Murry and his world in little ‘ole Karamea – right at …

The World is Your Canvas – Karamea’s Rongo Backpackers Where Self-Sufficiency Meets Creativity

January 8, 2011 – 10:10 pm | 7 Comments

Article by By Kathleen Anderson Freelance Writer
Paul Murray is a self-realized artist.  He has invested his whole life and soul in his current work: The LivinginPeace Project, which aims to combine the …

Round the World or Round the Corner

October 23, 2010 – 6:39 pm |

Jules Verne and I have nothing in common.
My first circumnavigation of the world took over 10 years to complete. Traveling into the sunset, If I’d been going about it in a straight forward fashion that’d …

When May Embraces November, Permaculture Dreams Come True

October 19, 2010 – 2:31 pm | 5 Comments

This article was submitted by Positive Writing Student Joanna Piekarski and is also the beginning of a new exchange that Happyzine will be hosting …
Living the good life.  That’s how pioneer back-to-the-landers Helen and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#180 – Ro and Joanna’s Groovy Little Plan for Their Place

October 19, 2010 – 2:16 pm |

I’ve had a really busy day perfecting and sending out the Wild Energy press release to a long list of web sites and media people world wide who I hope will be open to publishing …

Steps to Transition

September 17, 2010 – 8:40 pm |

The thing I like about the internet is that I generally start searching with a certain theme or subject in mind and then I usually end up somewhere else. It’s like taking a magic …

Trowel Power!

September 9, 2010 – 5:32 pm | 3 Comments

By Rebecca Toon – New Zealand
The hour of the trowel has come. Jules Dervaes is pioneering a revolution from his backyard that will change the way you feel about this humble tool and your own …

Permaculture in a Catastrophe

September 9, 2010 – 4:42 pm | 2 Comments

Assignment 3, design for a catastrophe, the question asks: What is the prediction for future catastrophes, is your home in an at-risk area?

Unfortunately, there is no method for predicting any of these …