2014 May Field Trip
Don and Faye have offered their permaculture property for a field trip, which will be held jointly with the Whangarei Small Farmers’ Association.
Sunday 25 May, 11am start.
We will provide details as they come to hand.
Carpooling – those who wish to carpool should meet at the Harvey Norman car park, south Whangarei, at 9:45am, leaving at 10am. Estimated travel time from Whangarei 45-60 min.
Oneriri Road, Kaiwaka.
BYO name badge and folding chair if you have them, and something for a shared lunch. Tea, coffee, crockery and cutlery will be provided.
Sales Table: Don and Faye have raspberry plants available. If you have spare plants/produce you wish to sell/barter/give away, there will be a sales table available. You will need to label your stuff clearly- what it is, whose it is, and price- and put it on the table with your (named) honesty box (eg ice cream container).
Trip co-ordinator – Janet Neilson
They moved there in 2006 having purchased a bare 2Ha paddock in 2005.
Now all but a goat paddock is tree clad in natives, poplar and nut and fruit trees (now producing abundantly).
They have followed permaculture principles so can show their initial plan and how they have used trees to deal with the problems of the site which include wind exposure, erosion and weeds.
The property is within the Otamatea ecovillage. They have access to the Kaipara and keep kayaks below the property.
Although they have had chickens and ducks in the past they just have 2 milking goats with 2 female kids now.
Don can also show the use of biochar on the property especially on fruit trees and in the vege garden.
Some people may also be interested in their energy efficient home.
Details to be confirmed.
Property for Sale