New Zealand faces ever increasing damage and insurance claims due to extreme weather events. No part of the country will avoid the pressures brought on by climate change, especially those living rurally.
The resilient farm tour highlights many of the steps we’ve taken to climate-proof our farm while maintaining a budget. Topics included: swales, drains and ponds – where are they appropriate and where are they not; using drainage coil and pumps to your best advantage; how to adjust to seasonal drought/flood cycles; how to protect stream banks and steep slopes; what species of trees to plant where; wind as liability and as asset; how stock can work to your advantage or disadvantage; the role of Regional Councils; improving soil structure; protecting farm infrastructure; and more.
Dr. Nelson Lebo has been farming off and on for nearly 20 years. He has an undergraduate degree in geology and environmental science, a Masters in education, and a PhD in science education, along with a Diploma in Permaculture. Nelson teaches Permaculture Design Courses regularly on Kaitiaki Farm.
Sunday, 9th September 9:00 – 12:00 Kaitiaki Farm Tour – $40
This tour is offered as part of Whanganui Permaculture Weekend.