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   9 - 10 April 2022
23 - 24 April 2022
21  - 22  May 2022
Piha, Auckland

You'll engage in building a composting toilet with a living roof using light earth, 

a straw and clay mix infilling a timber frame.


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Pruning & Grafting trees
Sunday 10 July 2022

You'll learn the best way to prune various types of fruit trees including: apple, feijoa, pear and oranges to ensure healthy trees and optimal fruiting.



Deep Ecology &
Inner Resilience

Sunday 31 July 2022

Drawing on the work of well-known environmentalists Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess, this workshop is designed to empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity and direction. Incorporating experiential practices that help us experience firsthand that we are larger, stronger, deeper and more creative than we have been brought up to believe, this is a powerful workshop experience with like-minded participants.



Growing Mushrooms
Sunday 21 August 2022

Learn how to grow different mushroom species at home - including Shitake, Oyster and King Stropharia. We'll cover  various growing mediums including how to innoculate logs plus heaps of growing tips. 


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Gardening & Seed Saving
Sunday 11 September 2022

In this workshop we will cover the basics of growing your own organic veges in three simple steps:  Prepare, Plant, Nourish.   Everything you need to know to build confidence in your growing skills, including soil fertility, crop rotation and companion planting.  We’ll also cover saving our own seeds  – collecting, processing and storing.



Compost & Plant Propagation
Sunday 2 October 2022

We'll explore different composting methods including hot composting and how to  inoculate with beneficial anaerobic microbes to ensure the development of fungal networks and sequestration of carbon. Discover how to grow plants from seed, root division and cuttings.  Learn the best timing for these practices plus plant species suited to each season, and how to care for your transplants once in your garden.



Permaculture Properties Tour
Sunday 23 October 2022

Become inspired by how others have applied the principles of permaculture design to create resilient homes and abundant gardens and orchards. We will visit a range of permaculture properties in the Matakana area.

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Fermentation workshop
Sunday 30 October 2022

Learn how to make classic sauerkraut, kimchi, beet kvass and other veggie ferments. Get your head around the magic of SCOBYs for Kombucha, grains for Kefir, mothers for vinegar and take some starters home. You'll also learn how to make simple, tasty, traditional raw cheeses.



Ecological Building Techniques
Sunday 20 November 2022

A hands-on exploration into two           eco-buillding techniques:
Earth-building for houses, outdoor studios, sheds and garden walls.
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Light earth (straw & clay mix) for insulation in timber-framed buildings.


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