Christchurch Permaculture Group

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Christchurch Permaculture Group

For people keen on permaculture, esp practical applications in & near Chch. We meet sometimes, to share, learn, & do. No qualification is needed to be part of this group. To learn more about permaculture, see: wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Members: 62
Latest Activity: Aug 17

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Imagine if we grew a vast public Food Forest like this in Christchurch... 9 Replies

Their mission:'Our goal is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden [1st phase: a 1.75-acre test zone] that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and…Continue

Started by Mariana. Last reply by Mariana Jul 25, 2014.

Has anyone got worms (i.e. red wigglers) to give away? 3 Replies

Hi,I've got everything ready to start a worm bin, only "thing" left are..the fantastic worms. Wondering if there's someone out there running a worm composting bin with red wigglers (or the likes) and…Continue

Started by Youcef. Last reply by Youcef Jul 12, 2014.

Christchurch-west Permaculture group starting up 2 Replies

Hello all;I'm starting up a sub-group: a Christchurch-west Permaculture group, for people & projects on the west-side of Christchurch.  We can meet at the Okeover Community Gardens, on the…Continue

Tags: okeover, fendalton, university, community, gardens

Started by Steven Kung. Last reply by Louise Jan 1, 2013.

Free adobe building workshop & seminar - Sun 8 May, Tue 10 May - Christchurch.

Free adobe building workshop & seminar - Sun 8 May, Tue 10 May - Christchurch …Continue

Tags: may, christchurch, 2011, phillip, mirkin

Started by Steven Kung May 7, 2011.

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Comment by Steven Kung on November 17, 2010 at 8:28am
About permaculture: Here are the first few paragraphs of the current Wikipedia page:

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies.

Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect and minimise work. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Within a Permaculture system, work is minimised, “wastes” become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions.

The first recorded modern practice of permaculture as a systematic method was by Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer in the 1960s, but the method was scientifically developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and their associates during the 1970s in a series of publications.

The word permaculture is described by Mollison as a portmanteau of permanent agriculture, and permanent culture.

The intent is that, by training individuals in a core set of design principles, those individuals can design their own environments and build increasingly self-sufficient human settlements — ones that reduce society's reliance on industrial systems of production and distribution that Mollison identified as fundamentally and systematically destroying Earth's ecosystems.

While originating as an agro-ecological design theory, permaculture has developed a large international following. This "permaculture community" continues to expand on the original ideas, integrating a range of ideas of alternative culture, through a network of publications, permaculture gardens, intentional communities, training programs, and internet forums. In this way, permaculture has become a form of architecture of nature and ecology as well as an informal institution of alternative social ideals.
Comment by Steven Kung on November 17, 2010 at 8:25am
Members of this group: You're welcome to invite others whom you know to join this group. :)
Comment by Steven Kung on November 17, 2010 at 8:21am
To learn more about permaculture, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture
 

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