Christchurch Permaculture Group


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:

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 20, 2012 at 1:35pm

Hi Mariana,

Very good. Good ideas. 

I'm keen.  Who else is keen?

Any one else have suggestions? 

Comment by Steven Kung on November 20, 2012 at 1:34pm

Hi Jane

Your seed ball making proposal was good; if there was more advance notice then I probably could've been there. 

Will you/they do it again?

Comment by Jane Ash on November 15, 2012 at 7:00pm

I'm KEEN!  How bout tomorrow anyone?

Empty lots abound
Lots of vacant ground
Growing weeds
Throwing seeds
Turns the beat around
Friday 16th November 2pm
181 Peterborough Street
Materials available but bring any seed of which you are fond
Please flick me an e-mail if you want to join in
and forward on

Comment by Dana Dopleach on November 15, 2012 at 5:25pm

Count me in Mariana

Comment by Mariana on November 15, 2012 at 5:05pm

Kia ora koutou,

In response to Steven's question about the group getting active again,

I'd like to be part of a Christchurch Permaculture group that meets up face to face and shares resources like plants, seeds, tools, skills, DVD screenings, permaculture knowledge, and potlucks.

I’ve been inspired by a group in Dunedin that have recently started Permablitzing (Permaculture garden makeovers) and would be keen to see something similar happening here in Otautahi (as was suggested on here last year). For info on the Dunedin Permablitz See:

I’m sure there are people in this group with skills in permaculture design, building pizza ovens, bee keeping, water harvesting, etc. - skills that could be shared among the group as we moved from backyard to backyard working together to build a more abundant and resilient Christchurch.

Is anyone else keen?

Comment by Steven Kung on November 4, 2012 at 8:48pm

From these people I've learned of the great benefits of allowing so-called "weeds" to grow, and consuming these weeds in some particular ways that are tasty and easy.  Makes gardening so much easier, and makes your health and wellbeing so much better!

Comment by Steven Kung on November 4, 2012 at 8:36pm

Chch people, or people who will be in Christchurch on Tuesday:

This awesome event is a fantastic opportunity for us ... 

... read the Comments below for more info ... 

Comment by Mariana on November 1, 2012 at 10:10pm

 Free Weekend Food Forest Workshop  (Project Lytelton)

A Food Forest Workshop is the next in our "Localising Food" series

This will be a two day workshop taking place in Lyttelton on 10 & 11 of November.

The aim when designing and creating a food forest is primarily to provide diversity of food for our needs; however this gardening arrangement brings more than just that. In food forests plants not only complement one another but the whole ecosystem. They create unique microclimates and attract beneficial soil biota, insects and animals for healthy ecosystem development. When grown together these plants make efficient use of space and resources requiring little input from humans.

This event is sponsored by Project Lyttelton and is free of charge.

Please RSVP to my email: if you'd like to join. Be in quick as spaces are limited.


Might see you there :-)

Comment by Steven Kung on October 30, 2012 at 11:28pm

This event (flyer image below) will greatly interest those of us interested in growing or wild-harvesting food.  And those of us interested in improving our health and wellbeing. 

I'm really looking forwards to it - only 7 days away!

Comment here or Message me directly if you want more info.

Comment by Steven Kung on October 30, 2012 at 11:22pm


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