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Introduction to Permaculture Course

Introduction to Permaculture Course


  • Fri 16 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 17 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 18 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 19 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Poukawa School, 107 Poukawa Road, Poukawa, Hastings


Adults Only

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Kahikatea Farm

Learn how to grow more food for less effort, develop productive and resilient homes, gardens and communities, and find local solutions to our global social and environmental problems.

Join us on this four-day course covering permaculture ethics and principles, site design, house design, soil, organic gardening, water in the landscape, community and alternative economics, with practical sessions on composting, no-dig gardens, and site design.

Includes full tour and discussion of all our systems including off-grid home, compost toilets, small scale ‘urban-style’ food gardens, broader scale foodscaping including food forest and agroforestry systems, swales, ponds, chooks and holistic small scale cattle management.

This is what previous participants have said:

“Loved it, well done! Fun and educational as well as inspiring.”

“I’ve used the practical info to install gardens at home and made much more use of mulch from the garden. The kids are really into it too.”

“Jo was a fantastic tutor. No question was left unanswered. Great work Jo!”

“Very enlightening! Jo and Aaron are such an asset to have in the Hawke’s Bay community promoting and living environmental care and sustainability. Thanks, heaps.”

What you get:

- 28 hours small group tuition
- Theory and practical sessions
- Site visits
- Extensive library of permaculture resources
- Detailed handouts
- Organic morning and afternoon tea
- Discounts on our plants – perfect for your new permaculture planting schemes!

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