Permaculture for the rest of us


Permaculture for the rest of us

Permaculture group for everyone keen to explore and learn

Location: New Zealand
Members: 114
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2016

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Organic status of composting newspaper & cardboard 3 Replies

One way of recycling newspaper and cardboard is to compost it. This is recommended in the UK by the Centre for Alternative Technology, who did a lot of experimentation on organic composting methods.…Continue

Tags: organic, ink, newspaper, cardboard, compost

Started by Peter Riches. Last reply by Peter Riches Apr 13, 2012.

Your favourite permaculture books 2 Replies

I enjoyed Linda Woodrow's Book and am interested in reading some other authors what have you enjoyed and found useful?Continue

Started by Lisa L. Last reply by Kirsten Nov 12, 2011.

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Comment by Vivian Johnson on February 7, 2013 at 11:14pm

Hi folks, I'm a newby here at Ooooby. Rialto on SKYtv has very interesting documentaries on bees, slow food production, heritage seed saving, traditional farming method...etc for this  February month.  I've watched 2 so far...

Comment by Karen Bee on July 4, 2012 at 4:04pm

I'll third the Linda Woodrow book 'The Earth User's Guide to Permaculture'... it began me on this wonderful path!

Comment by Lisa L on March 7, 2012 at 3:28pm

Anyone going to the Permaculture Convergenge in Turangi and wishes to share a ride from Auckland or accommodation please contact me through this site.

Comment by Kelvin Cornucopia Radio on December 12, 2011 at 11:54am

Resilience by Design

 11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC11)

 Wed 11th to Sun 15th April 2012

Turangi, Central North Island, New Zealand

First time in New Zealand for the Australasian Convergence. We are planning an awesome event- don't miss it!

Experienced practitioners, Inspiring speakers, Practical ideas,  Excellent networking, Whole systems and small details, Diverse participants, Cultural exchange, Transition examples, Hands-on workshops..... and more.

Speaker includeBill MollisonNicole FossBernard Lietaer (by video link) Charles Eisenstein, Darren Doherty, and lots of other experienced and practical people

Comment by Christopher Dempsey on November 24, 2011 at 9:43pm

I can't remember where the discussion was about shelter trees, but I found a good starting point on the Permaculture NZ website:


Comment by Kirsten on November 12, 2011 at 1:15pm

I'm wanting  a small bag of animal poo, about  shopping bag full, or if anyone knows of anywhere out West that I can buy a sack/bag of horse poo. They seem to have disappeared from the places i normally go....Happy to pay or swap jam/ chutney.

Comment by Lynda Wood on September 5, 2011 at 2:31pm

Hi Mariana,

Permie culture is something that I know of, but practically not do. I think that the more its done, and shared, the more people can learn and do. Do it and it will grow :)

Comment by bec may on March 30, 2011 at 10:18pm

check out the workshop at the new brighton community gardens tomorrow (thursday) 10-12 brought to you by

this workshop is FREE and what better place to learn? the only place in canterbury!

Comment by Tara McFarlane on December 13, 2010 at 9:14pm

I have planted a whole bunch of peppermint geraniums - they smell wonderful when you brush against them, and of course you can also lay them at the bottom of a tin when you bake a chocolate cake - and the flavour infuses through the cake...

they also fend off the dreaded codling moth, or so I'm told.


If I wasn't so frightened of geese, I'd have them all through the orchard... might have to just get busy and start

Comment by Cally Brown on December 9, 2010 at 8:10pm
oops - 'codling moth'

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