A tale of two food forests

A short video about two Waiheke Food Forests, filmed and edited by the lovely people who have been organising and running the localising food tour led by the tireless and energetic Robina McCurdy. It was great to have the team document the Waiheke food forest projects with a fresh perspective. This video shows both the Surfdale community food forest and Christy Ralph's food forest that was … [Read more...]

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...]

Beyond agriculture – the myths and the alternatives

Agriculture was the great leap forward for humanity, or so we've been told. but is it true? Toby Hemenway, in this compelling talk Redesigning Civilisation - with Permaculture, lays out a different picture and dispels the myths of agriculture as the great liberator from a life we are told was brutish and short. At this point I feel compelled to assure you, this is not a casual criticism of … [Read more...]