The end of an era

The signs are clear and the jury is in. The industrial, oil-dependent, chemical-based food production experiment has failed to meet its promise and is now clearly unsustainable. The quality of its outputs is declining, it’s driving soil loss at an alarming rate and then there’s that issue of dependence on increasingly expensive fossil fuels. While agri-business continues to blow its own trumpet … [Read more...]

Beyond Organic NZ Tour – Mar/Apr 2015

If you dream of making a good living working with the land, producing healthy food and generally making the world a better place, then come and join the conversation. Stefan Sobkowiak (see the Permaculture Orchard Film) arrives in just under 9 weeks. We’ll start with a Waiheke workshop on March 12th & 13th, then a few days later at a public meeting in the Matakana Village Hall, we’ll welcome … [Read more...]

Letter to the Tree Crops

September 3, 2014 Letter to the editor, Tree Crops Association It is very healthy for permaculture 'trends' to get some solid questioning, thanks. It would be great to hear your opinion of what aspects of food forest concepts that you think are valid based on your own experience of tree cropping. I wonder what useful strategy advice you would give to the likes of the Christchurch Food Forest … [Read more...]