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Introduction to Permaculture Course


Sat 8 May 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 6 Nov 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 13 Nov 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 20 Nov 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 27 Nov 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Poukawa Hall, Poukawa Rd, Poukawa, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • One person: $180.00
  • Two people booking together: $300.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: JO Duff

Permaculture is an integrated approach to designing your house, garden, farm and community for sustainability in both urban and rural settings. Learn from nature to create abundant harvests, beauty and energy efficiency, all with minimum time and effort, and a lot of fun!

This 28 hour course runs over four Saturdays and covers permaculture ethics and principles, site design, house design, soil, water in the landscape, community and local economics, with practical sessions on composting, no-dig beds and site design.

Courses are run through Sustaining Hawke’s Bay Trust/Environment Centre, take place on site at Kahikatea Farm (Poukawa), and are led by Jo Duff. Jo has been teaching permaculture and sustainability courses for five years and was HB Gardener of the Year in 2007. Kahikatea Farm is a 16 acre farm being developed according to permaculture principles with plenty of examples of permaculture design suited to urban and rural settings, including edible gardens, seed-raising area, ponds, food forest and wild areas.