Kaitiaki Farm Weekend 2018
Whanganui, New Zealand
Saturday 3rd March
11:00-12:30. Organic Gardening Master Class: Work Smarter, Not Harder. Being efficient and effective is all about tools, timing and technique. By taking on a market-gardener’s perspective on organic production all gardeners can punch above their weight.
1:30-3:00. Backyard Chickens. Experienced chicken breeder Cyd Welch joins us for this workshop covering the basics of chook care and management.
3:30-5:00. Innovative Cookers and Dehydrators. This hands-on workshop covers the use and construction of solar cookers, solar dehydrators and rocket stoves, some of which we’ve used for over a decade.
$20 each or $50 for all three.
Meals and accommodation available. Please inquire on options and prices.
Sunday 4th March
9:00-3:00. Farm Tour: Best Practice Holistic Management. We run a fully-integrated diverse operation on 5.1 hectares integrating plants and animals in distinct relationships based on potential synergies. Includes Lunch.
The morning session covers what would be considered permaculture zones 0 – 3 focusing on eco-building and alternative energy, market gardening, hot composting, tractoring fowl, building fertility, water management, wind breaks, and orchard planning.
The afternoon session covers what would be considered permaculture zones 3 – 5 focusing on water management, erosion control, slope and stream bank stabilization, stock rotation and wetland restoration.
$75 Individuals, $120 Couples
Primary Tutor: Dr. Nelson Lebo has been farming for nearly two decades and teaching for nearly three. He is best known for innovative and holistic design solutions.
Register: theecoschool at gmail.com