An Introduction to Permaculture, 26 May 2019

A taster course for permaculture

2019 Dates
26 May An Introduction to Permaculture (click here to book) 9am-4:30pm
COST: $85

Venue: Matakana Hall – 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, 0985

When: Sunday 26 May, 9am – 4:30pm (1-hour lunch break)


This day course offers a chance to get a grips with the core principles of permaculture, its origins and its applications. Permaculture has developed into something that can be applied to every aspect of our lives from housing & energy efficiency to agriculture… so what’s it all about?

It is a set of design principles, inspired by natural self-sustaining eco-systems and based upon the ethics of caring for people, planet and our combined future. In our introduction, you’ll learn about these principles and how they are relevant to your own situation, and how to apply them. This course is a ‘taster’ and an overview of what permaculture is all about. It aims to inspire and empower you to use permaculture design in your everyday life.

It will include:

  • Permaculture ethics and principles
  • The design process, sectors & zones
  • Examples of permaculture
  • Practical exercises

Costs: $85 (includes morning and afternoon tea)

One hour lunch break – BYO


About the tutors:

trish-allenTrish Allen has been a practising permaculturist for over 30 years. Trish and her late husband Joe Polaischer co-founded Rainbow Valley Farm, an organic farm and permaculture education centre in Matakana where they ran farm tours and permaculture-related courses including PDCs for 23 years. After Joe’s passing, Trish moved to the village where she has established a new eco-home and garden. Trish teaches permaculture, composting, soils and waste minimisation and is also involved in her local community garden.

Lisa Talbot is a permaculturalist, teacher, gardener, cook and author of the book ‘How to Grow Your Own Kai’


Terms and Conditions:

Course registration closes 24 hours before the course starts, unless it is full prior to this. Therefore please book early to avoid disappointment. We do not accept walk ins on the day for our courses. Please register and pay before the start of the course.

Refund Policy – Courses

If you cancel a course booking five (5) days before the start of the course, we will give you a full refund.
If you cancel a course booking between five (5) days and one (1) day before the start of a course, we will give you a 50% refund.
If you cancel your booking on the day of the course, you are not entitled to a refund.

Contact [email protected] to cancel a course.


Kaipatiki Project reserves the right to cancel any course at any time. We will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible before we cancel a course. If we cancel a course, you will receive a full refund.