7th Annual Permaculture Weekend: Revisiting Resilience

The 7th Annual Whanganui Permaculture Weekend will be held in conjunction with the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga (Adult & Community Education Aotearoa).

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The focus this year will be on building household and community resilience.

Community Resilience Week

Permaculture and Adult Learning

6th – 13th September 2020

DRAFT

 

Sunday 6th, 12-1 PM: Solar Cookers & Rocket Stoves

Come to an alternative lunch and learn about a range of resilient cookers.

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Sunday 6th, 2-4:30 PM: Hands-On Permaculture Design Workshop

Join us for a blank slate design exercise in the field. This workshop engages participants to consider environmental conditions, site factors and human needs to envision the development of a piece of land for multiple households in Aramoho/Papaiti, Whanganui. What is possible for an ambitious eco-development involving multiple households? Small groups will work on different possible developments and then present to the whole.

(*See continuing the conversation below.)

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$40 individuals or $60 couples. Registration essential. theecoschool@gmail.com

* Continue the conversation afterward with the project initiators at a local pub.

 

Wednesday 9th, TBC: Backyard Gardening and Composting

Free. Location tbc

 

Thursday 10th, 4-5 PM: Basic Fruit Tree Care. Whanganui Learning Centre.

Free. No registration required.

 

Thursday 10th, 6-7:30 PM: RetroSuburbia Case Study. Whanganui Learning Centre.

Free. No registration required.

 

Saturday 12th, 9 AM – 1 PM: River Traders Market: River Exchange and Barter System (REBS) is Whanganui’s local currency. Learn more at the REBS stall.

Free. No registration required.

 

Saturday 12th, 2-3:30 PM: Repair Café. Mint Café

Free. No registration required.

 

Sunday 13th, 10-12:30 AM: RetroSuburbia Property Tour

From abandoned villa to affordable eco-home and section. This Whanganui property is the only case study outside of Australia to be included in David Holmgren’s RetroSuburiba: https://retrosuburbia.com/case-studies/eco-thrifty-retrofit-case-study/

$40 p/p, $60 couples. Registration essential. theecoschool@gmail.com

 

Sunday 13th, 2-4 PM: Annual Heirloom Seed Swap.

This is a chance to meet other Whanganui gardeners and to swap surplus heirloom and open pollinated seed that you have bought or saved. It will be a relaxed, friendly gathering with a cup of tea to follow.  If you have seedlings or plants you would like to share please bring these along too. You don’t need to have seed to share in order to partake.

Bring:   Details of your seeds such as a description, variety, date saved/use by date and any other notes you would like to share.

A pen and envelopes to take seed home in.

By donation

Whanganui Heritage Seed Savers

Quaker Meeting House, 256 Wicksteed Street.  
Queries: nangethepange@hotmail.com