12 Noon Sunday 10th June 2012 for mid winter pot luck lunch.
1:30pm for talk on “Permaculture” by Rachel Sorley
Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments that was developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in Tasmania. It is a system that uses zones to best utilise your land and reduce your work. It improves the native ecology as well.
Rachel comments “I have a MSc majoring in Soil Science from Waikato University and spent seven years in Melbourne working with City Councils to reduce their greenhouse emissions and water usage (both major issues for everyone in the world). This is where I discovered Permaculture. I believe the most effective way to reduce greenhouse emissions in New Zealand is through practising sustainable land management (organic/biological/ permaculture farming). As part of this, we are developing our farm at Dickey Flat, Waitawheta, using permaculture principles to demonstrate to the community how we can all tread a little more lightly on the Earth.”