Programmes @ Kaitiaki Farm

2022 Workshop Schedule

Best Options for Home Renovation
22nd May, 1 – 4. $50
This workshop covers the most cost effective choices to manage moisture and warmth in NZ homes. Topics include: glazing options; insulation levels; appropriate ventilation; subfloor moisture; best curtains and blinds; heating and cooling; moving warmth around a home. 

Building Garden Beds Workshop

June 12th, 2-3. $15

Work smarter not harder making and maintaining fabulous no-dig garden beds. 

Growing Garlic Workshop.

June 12th, 3-4 pm. $20 (Comes with a bulb of seed garlic)

Learn a time-tested method for growing amazing garlic from a true vampire slayer. 

Best Options for Home Renovation
July 3rd, 1 – 4. $50
This workshop covers the most cost effective choices to manage moisture and warmth in NZ homes. Topics include: glazing options; insulation levels; appropriate ventilation; subfloor moisture; best curtains and blinds; heating and cooling; moving warmth around a home. 

Hands-On with Poplar Poles

July 10th, 1-3 pm. $20

Get familiar with poplar poles. Hands-on workshop planting poplar poles to reduce erosion on hillsides and build a more climate-resilient property.

Hands-On with Gorse

July 17th, 1-3 pm. $20

Hands-on workshop on strategies for thoughtfully managing gorse.

Kaitiaki Farm Weekend

October 15-16

Saturday afternoon: Farm Tour of Gardens, Intensive Orchards, & Farm Buildings (Permaculture Zones 1-2). Includes integrating farm foul into fruit & veg production and what are the best tools to use for low-input/high performance systems.

Sunday morning: Farm Tour of Paddocks and Hillsides, Non-Intensive Orchards, Stream Restoration, Bush Restoration, and Browse Block (Permaculture Zones 3-5). Includes water management, preventing slips, managing gorse, integrating poplar and willow, managing goats and kunekune pigs.

Sunday afternoon: Eco Design/Build for Sleep Outs, Tiny Homes, Minor Dwellings. Includes passive solar design, ‘super-wall’, retrofit double-glazing, building code changes, wastewater compliance, compost toilets.

Choose any combination: $50 each or $130 for all. (Couples $240)

Meals and accommodation also available – please enquire.

Register: theecoschool@gmail.com

Permaculture Design Certificate Internship

11th October, 8 weeks.

Details here: http://www.theecoschool.net/workstudy-permaculture-design-certificate.html

Building Your Building Skills

November TBD

Permaculture Design Certificate

January, 2023, Dates TBD

Register: theecoschool@gmail.com

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