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  • Event date:
    28/05/2022 at 9:30 am
  • Event end:
    10/06/2022 at 12:30 pm

14-day intensive residential course at Te Moata Retreat Centre

This Course fulfills the standard requirements of the international permaculture curriculum.

Permaculture is a design system for sustainable living and land use; it is the harmonious integration of landscape, people & appropriate technologies to provide food, shelter, energy & for other needs in a sustainable way.  Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth & working with nature.

Students have the chance to get fully immersed in the permaculture way of thinking and acting and are invited to bring details of their own or potential sites.

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary, but the course is also suitable for experienced gardeners.  To view the outline of topics covered click here.

About the venue

Te Moata is the perfect place for a winter residential Permaculture course.  Off the grid, rustic comfortable accommodation, roaring fires, delicious vegetarian food, inspiring teachers, and a fun cohort of students of all ages. The gardens and orchard are designed by previous PDCs. The programme includes a fun day trip to fantastic permaculture properties in the area, and a day off to enjoy Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

About the tutors:

Trish Allen is a PINZ-affiliated teacher and holds a Diploma in Permaculture. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops. She is also co-founder of Mahurangi Wastebusters which aims to divert waste from landfill and promotes a circular economy.

Daniel Tohill: Daniel has worked for over 20 years as a landscape designer and environmental consultant with a propensity toward ecological designs that have won him awards for his innovative and artful work. His work has taken him all over the country and occasionally abroad in the last 20 years doing over 1000 small and large landscape designs in rural and urban areas plus a diverse range of specialist projects.


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