What is Permaculture?
· Permaculture is a positive response to the environmental and social challenges of our time.
· Permaculture is an approach to design that is firmly grounded in Ecology. It was developed to help us meet our need for air, water, food, fuel, comfort, and community while regenerating the earth’s life support systems.
· Permaculture is built on an understanding that it is not enough to simply reduce the harm we are doing to the ecosystems we live in - we need to actively rebuild ecological integrity into all aspects of human life.
What will be covered?
The introductory 1-day module covers Permaculture Philosophy, Ethics, Principles, Sectors and Zones. This is the first of twelve 1-day modules held over 8 months and participants that attend all modules will receive an internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate.
About the Tutors:
Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrates permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture whilst continuing to have an on-going relationship with the new kaitiaki of Rainbow Valley Farm, and she shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops.
Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earthbuilder, permaculture and landscape designer. With over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture principles, Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting other to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.