7th Annual Permaculture Weekend: Community 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 will be on building household and community resilience.

Community Resilience Week

Permaculture and Adult Learning

7th – 13th September

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Wednesday 9th, 1 – 2:30: Backyard Gardening and Composting. 63 Tawa Street, Gonville

Free. No registration required. Sign-in and Social Distancing required. 

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

Free. No registration required. Sign-in and Social Distancing required. 

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

Free. No registration required. Sign-in and Social Distancing 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

Menu: broken tool handles – please bring a replacement; small wooden items including toys; DIY sharpening of tools and knives – we have the gear; minor bicycle repairs and flat tyres;

By Donation. No registration required.

Saturday 12th, 4-6 PM: Building an Affordable Eco-Home: Key Points.

This workshop covers all aspects of designing and building a new home in an urban or rural location including: orientation; materials; energy performance; ventilation; windows & doors; insulation; self-build options; reusing materials; & more.

$45 p/p, $70 couples. Registration essential. theecoschool@gmail.com

 

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

SEED SWAP 2020

This years seed swap is still going ahead but there will be a very different format.

If you have seeds you would like to share please drop them off at the Whanganui Environment Base at the Maria Place recycling centre. The drop off dates are from the 14th to the 25th of September, between the hours of 10-4, Mon-Fri.

Please include your name, phone and email and the details of each seed variety.

I will send out an email at the end of this time, to the addresses supplied, as well as the SW google group and the Seed Swap email group, listing what is available.

If you would like a seed parcel, please respond to the email with your name and number and the seeds that you would like.

Your parcel of seeds will be waiting for you at the Environment Base for pick up between the 5th and 9th of October.

Enquires can be emailed to Angela at nangethepange@hotmail.com

These changes are due to the difficultly in maintaining social distancing requirements under level 2.

Take care and keep well.

See you next year, Angela.

 

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