Hey Greg I just sent you friend request- but it wouldn't let me write much! I see you know Andy, we are studying with otago polytechnic and I am organising a Permaculture Course in Wanaka, for them next year. Hoping You and Lisa might want to be involved somehow. I will be down next week so give me a text 0273385542 if you too want to catch up. Hopefully Lisa will remember me- I ampart chinese- live at Tui, and help with robina and Gary's courses at Tui. Yay
This is a community group for anyone keen on making themselves more useful, healthier and happier by becoming more knowledgeable, skilled and active in relation to the following goals...
PRIMARY GOAL: To build and maintain co-operative, resourceful and creative families and communities with an inter-generational way of thinking (ie "cradle to cradle" rather than "cradle to grave"); and establishing systems around sustainable, regenerative, prosperous production, management and educational systems.
STABILISE THE ENVIRONMENT: Maintain and create stable "carbon positive" eco-systems and environments with secure watersheds
HEALTH, HAPPINESS, FUN & PROSPERITY:Restore and enhance yield, prosperity, health and profitability via integrated and regenerative agricultural development, and holistic management. Have fun, keep your mind healthy and active, create beautiful things
BIO-DIVERSITY & BIO-INTEGRITY: Maintain and increase wildlife species, diversity, and increase numbers and stability of populations - bring space to life
IMPROVING WATER & SOIL: Improve water, soil and vegetation resources of towns and cities, and within both industrial and agricultural sectors
NUTRIENT CYCLES: Maintain and restore local, regional and global mineral/nutrient and water cycles
RIVERS & WATERWAYS: Maintain and restore riverine, riparian and estuary areas
ZERO WASTE: Prevent waste of financial, human and natural resources via reducing consumption, cyclic thinking and zero waste principles
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: Develop decentralised, sustainable energy production systems
REAL "TODAYS WORLD" EDUCATION: Propagate and embed "Holistic Management" decision making and Permaculture Design ethics and principles within the education system, and throughout communities and organisations
DISSEMINATE KNOWLEDGE: To demonstrate, educate, co-operate, enhance awareness and provide value (to family, students, neighbours, clients, community)
Ahh - now I know. Maybe with a bit of garlic butter - sorry but the chickens aren't having that. They have enough grass to gorge on here (all free range with chicken wire protecting my vegie plot) Thanks for that x
Hi Greg, I'm new here too. Please don't think I'm ignorant, but please, what is Slverbeet? I have never heard of it, not in UK anyway. Could I grow it here? I live by the South Coast of England, so quite warm here. x