Building community like a forest

The first New Zealand Food Forest Hui, held in Auckland last week was a high energy and over-subscribed event (we had sold out and had people in a waiting list). Here are some of the highlights and outcomes. If you missed it, stay in touch, there's sure to be another! Building community like a forest While we spoke at the Hui, about food forests and forest gardens, we also modelled living like a … [Read more...]

A Food Forest in a window sill

Have you ever wondered how many plants you might need for a food forest? Well take a look at this, and you'll get a good feeling for the numbers. Andy Cambeis is spending some time on Waiheke and we got together on the weekend to go over the wording of his "Manual for creating a Food Forest on Public Land". We did this because of a couple of bright young women - a publisher and a graphic … [Read more...]

Food Forest Hui – September 26-28

Ten of the best permaculture designers from around the country, are converging on Auckland from September 26th-28th to offer New Zealand's first three day Food Forest Hui and Training. If you hold a permaculture design certificate (or have extensive experience in this area) and are interested in learning more about how to design and implement food forest systems, and to help create short courses … [Read more...]