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
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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

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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

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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.

What next? 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm gathering all the pieces of myself back into order after the earthquake and am wondering what next? I'm aware of a growing pessimism haunting me as I consider the possibilities that…Continue

Started by Lucette and Niki. Last reply by Tim Searle May 4, 2011.

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Comment by Tim Searle on September 18, 2011 at 6:11pm
Our garden would be very keen to have some helping hands! I have lots of trays and seeds we can plant and a glasshouse to keep the trays warm. Does Saturday 24th September suit anyone? We're at 27 Hooker Ave in Bryndwr. Otherwise I am keen to help out someone else so long as it's not assessment week for my course!
Comment by bec may on September 18, 2011 at 8:35am
sounds like an awesome idea! i could always do with a bunch of folk with tools at my house! i'd even make scones :) tools, and some imagination!
Comment by Lucette and Niki on September 17, 2011 at 10:34pm
Who wants to do something, somewhere, sometime? I propose going around to somebody's house and giving them a spring kick start. Who wants a bunch of us to turn up at their house with tools on a specified day?
Comment by Steven Kung on May 7, 2011 at 4:57pm

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

Please forward this to other people in your networks too.

It's planned to be on this Sunday daytime (hands-on workshop), and Tuesday evening (seminar with a slideshow). (Sunday 8 May, Tuesday 10 May.)

Feel free to inform others about this, esp those who may want to rebuild (temporarily or permanently) with this technique.

And please inform me or post on the Wall of the Facebook page (the link is above) if you can help with providing the necessary materials (clay, sand, newspapers, cement, drill bit for mixing paint & a drill, buckets, sturdy 20L paint buckets).

He (Philip) is putting it on free for us here in Chchch, so we need to provide the materials for the workshop, if we want it to be a practical workshop.

Bring gloves, gumboots, and notebooks.

Bring lunch, and afternoon tea; food to share with everyone (potluck style) is good.

Is on rain or shine; it's likely to be shining tomorrow; we have an indoor area that we can use if it's wet or cold outside.

This is a great opportunity for us to learn about thissimple and effective building technique. Very opportune for us here in Christchurch now.


Comment by Steven Kung on May 7, 2011 at 11:41am

Hi Tim


A good idea - potluck lunch today, 1pm.

I plan to be there, and I'll have one or two others with me.

I'll bring an umbrella, and gumboots.



Comment by Tim Searle on May 5, 2011 at 6:13pm
If anyone reads this before Saturday afternoon, feel free to drop by for lunch :) We're at 27 Hooker Ave Off Clyde Road near Greers Rd. Let's say 1pm potluck lunch, bring anyone who's hungry plus anything from your garden or otherwise, maybe anything you have too much of to swap as well? It's looking like an average wintery day, not too cold but not a sunny one either but that'll be ok for brief forays into the great expanse beyond the back door. Look forward to meeting you :)
Comment by Tim Searle on May 4, 2011 at 10:29pm
Hey chch folks, I'm thinking of a potluck lunch this Saturday at my flat in Bryndwr to talk garden design ideas/permaculture and share food from our gardens :) Perhaps some hot wintery soups and fresh bread are in order! Anyone keen to pop over?
Comment by moggy on April 3, 2011 at 8:17pm
checked out the link, it is Motueka, so probably a little far for most from  chch, though a welcome break from quakes for those who can
Comment by Ric Brown on April 3, 2011 at 7:14pm
Hey, is anyone going to the permaculture hui @ Riverside community over Easter? I m going to be up that way anyway and am thinking of checking it out. Would be good to see a few others from Chch there - first time it's been in the South Island for donkeys years apparently... Cheers Ric
Comment by bec may on March 30, 2011 at 10:20pm
Christchurch folk, sorry for the late posting, but check out the workshop at the new brighton community gardens tomorrow (thursday) 10-12 brought to you by . what better place to learn? what better place to recover?  the only place in canterbury!  (maybe we can talk afterwards about bringing ourselves to the hui) b

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