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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#131 – Grand Landscape Design

August 28, 2010 – 7:00 pm |

I’m just dashing off to watch Grand Landscape Designs on a friend’s TV.  Yes! Having sworn off TV for a year (at our house) I’m finding myself lusting after it’s many luscious programmes  elsewhere!  There’s …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#129 – Ro and Joanna – Two Grandparents of Permaculture

August 25, 2010 – 7:59 pm |

Come away with me, today we’re going to visit Ro and Joanna Piekarski, of Pohara Valley, Golden Bay.  Wear your gumboots, because come the end of our time there it will rain.  And you can …

Food, Glorious Sustainable Food; Part II

August 22, 2010 – 6:53 pm |

Since my previous ramblings about food here on Happyzine, I’ve spent far too much time with my nose in a book called “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. As the title suggests, it tackles the …

A Conversation About Water Conservation

August 20, 2010 – 1:23 pm |

I check the weather online almost as often as I check my email. Not that it changes anything- we’ll still get weather. So it seems almost ironic, in a very long wet winter, …

How to be an Avant Gardener (from a Permaculturalist’s Perspective)

August 12, 2010 – 9:18 pm |

Gardening is all about planning and permaculture is no exception to that rule. Despite having a degree in Making It Up As You Go Along, when I garden I need to have a convincing …

The Bend is Nigh

August 7, 2010 – 8:20 pm |

Despite never having actually owned my own garden I had been secretly practicing the principles of permaculture, left and right and all over the world, for years- but not knowing it.  I was like many …

Food, Glorious Sustainable Food!

July 30, 2010 – 6:12 pm |

Food is my greatest love. You might think it would be my darling partner, my wonderful family or my long-dead cat. No, it’s food. I love nothing more than food. And not just the eating …

The Bus to Permaculture – by Rebecca May

July 29, 2010 – 5:15 pm |

On returning to New Zealand we feared we’d missed the bus. Was the kiwi Quarter Acre Paradise no more? Pieces of land bounding the city’s limits were now ‘lifestyle’ blocks and were equally unaffordable.
Two nomads …

The Wondrous World of Heirloom Vegetables

July 27, 2010 – 9:56 pm | 2 Comments

By Suzi Franks
Imagine lime green cauliflowers, white carrots and red Brussels sprouts. Or how about black tomatoes or lime green ones with dark green stripes or sweetcorn kernels that are all the colours of the …

Permaculture and Transition Towns Meet New Brighton – By Rebecca May

July 22, 2010 – 9:37 pm | 4 Comments

The recycled envelope hanging out of my letterbox told me already that this was the package I was waiting for.  My Permaculture Design Course handbook had arrived.
When I was 14 I decided to become a …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#97 – Rebecca May: Thrive

July 22, 2010 – 9:00 pm |

Yesterday I received an entry for a competition we haven’t told officially anyone about yet.  It was a gorgeous piece of writing, it fitted perfectly with the ethos of Happyzine and now, hopefully I’ve convinced …

Rainbow Healing & Learning Camp in Golden Bay

December 22, 2009 – 6:47 pm |

The Rainbow Healing and Learning Camp springs from a long tradition of education in healthy and conscientious lifestyles aimed at those who wish for inner healing. It is an exceptional opportunity …

Sustainability – Gary Williams

November 10, 2009 – 12:41 pm |
Sustainability – Gary Williams

“Life has become increasingly CREATIVE. Life creates itself, and over time has self-generated greater and greater opportunities for further creativity.”

I think it’s important to recirculate useful material.  This article was written back in 2001, yet …

If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes – Permaculture.org

November 10, 2009 – 12:38 pm |
If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes – Permaculture.org

If ecological design were widely adopted…, by Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes

Recently we (Joanna Pearsall and Bryan Innes)have been thinking about and discussing what would it look like if the principles of permaculture were …

Introducing: www.mygarden.co.nz

November 4, 2009 – 2:34 pm |
Introducing: www.mygarden.co.nz

Do you ever have the urge to peek over your garden wall and have a nosy at your neighbour’s garden? These days, besides maybe a polite wave on the rare occasions we reverse out of …

Permaculture—Way of the Future

October 25, 2009 – 3:48 pm | 2 Comments
Permaculture—Way of the Future

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly more complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple…” – Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement
Check out this international Permaculture website – I am.  Permaculture is the way …

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