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Introduction to Permaculture Design Course

Introduction to Permaculture Design Course

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  • Fri 12 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 13 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jul, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 15 Jul, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Kahikatea Farm, Poukawa, nr Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne


Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Intro to Permaculture Design: $450.00


Kahikatea Farm

Join our four day introductory course and find out how to grow more food for less effort, develop productive and resilient homes, gardens and communities, and find local solutions to our global social and environmental problems.

Courses take place at Poukawa School and Kahikatea Farm and cover permaculture ethics and principles, site design, house design, soil, organic gardening, water in the landscape, community and alternative economics, with practical sessions on composting, no-dig gardens, and site design.

What you get:
- 28 hours small group tuition
- Tutor Jo Duff Permaculture Practitioner, Founder of Hawke's Bay Permaculture Group and NZ Gardener HB Gardener of the Year 2007
- Theory and practical sessions
- Site visits
- Extensive library of permaculture resources
- Detailed handouts
- Organic morning and afternoon tea
- Discounts on our plants - perfect for your new permaculture planting schemes!
Cost is a sliding scale $390.00 to $450.00, or $620.00 for two people learning together.
Please contact us for recommendations of accommodation options if you are not local. Please note we have no accommodation available at the farm.

This is what previous participants have said:

"Loved it, well done! Fun and educational as well as inspiring."

"I've used the practical info to install gardens at home and made much more use of mulch from the garden. The kids are really into it too."

"Jo was a fantastic tutor. No question was left unanswered. Great work Jo!"

"Very enlightening! Jo and Aaron are such an asset to have in the Hawke's Bay community promoting and living environmental care and sustainability. Thanks heaps."

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