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  • Courses/Workshops/Tours | Waterscape
    balance paid at the start of the course This deposit is non refundable unless the course is cancelled There is a minimum of 15 people for the course to run and a maximum of 25 to ensure the interactive and action learning of a small group There is one place available at half the cost in exchange for some course assistance This depends on total numbers Please reply if you are interested at Contact Us Modular Permaculture Course We have facilitated modular courses over weekends for the last 5 years Last year the modular course was run through RECAP in Ashhurst This course started at the end of February and finished at the beginning of November Next year another modular course will be held through RECAP again The workshops are as follows 1 Permaculture Principles Design 23 Feb Welcome and introductions permaculture ethics principles general applications of permaculture ecological principles and design concepts of sustainability 2 Landscape Site Assessment 24 Feb Natural patterns and reading the landscape techniques of observation measuring and recording land form sectors aspect gathering information of natural conditions and cultural features and requirements design process information collection analysis options evaluation and drawing up 3 Soils 23 March Nature of soils and soil structure soil life and fertility soil testing visual assessments plant indications soil plant animal relationships nutrient cycles mixing of air water composting re vitalisation aids seaweed rock dusts EM biodynamics etc 4 Food Gardens 13 April Garden layout design sun shelter access companion planting rotation green manures garden preparation digging mulching humus build up garden types relationships plant health diseases pests predators weed management seed saving 5 Culture Social structures 11 May Worldviews assumptions identity personal social economic transformation legal structures ownership and privilege function of money banking financial systems alternative currencies decision making procedures social roles and conflict management 6 Urban Living 8 June Healthy sustainable living in cities suburban retrofit reducing your ecological footprint apartment living first steps engaging with local communities councils subdivision development layout and integration of urban areas activities community based and adapted to the landscape transport and service corridors integrated infrastructure social services and community facilities 7 Water Water harvesting 29 June Nature and importance of water watersheds hydrological cycles sources and sediments purification treatment water quality pollution re vitalisation storage naturally and in reservoirs harvesting uses multiple use re use and conservation 8 Tree Gardens Small Animals 21 July Diversity of orchards food forests staple crops and small animals climate and landscape and selecting trees vines berries crops etc for site layout for needs guilds diversity and in relation to facilities planting pruning food forests and ecological principles orchard management for productivity and plant health and integration with small animals bees poultry pigs ecology of plants and animals management and care of small animals 9 Air Climate 17 August Nature of the atmosphere air life and climate types of climates circulation patterns and changing climates weather rain snow ice frost droughts micro climates air quality pollution re

    Original URL path: http://waterscape.co.nz/permaculture/permaculture-courses/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Permaculture Design | Waterscape
    options to demonstrate possibilities detailed drawings of planting for gardens food forests fibre firewood coppicing etc design and drawings for water systems including groundwater and spring flows storages greywater reuse compost toilets etc advise on building materials including earth stone and timber We can refer you to other people and organizations about a wide range of design issues as well as materials construction techniques and contractors tools and equipment etc

    Original URL path: http://waterscape.co.nz/permaculture/permaculture-design/ (2016-05-02)
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  • WATER & SOIL RESOURCES | Waterscape
    worked in or for many different authorities within New Zealand as well as overseas He has extensive experience on catchment and river management issues including hazard assessment design and construction of works water and soil resource investigations the evaluation of environmental effects and economic impacts and the management of assets He has been involved in major flood mitigation and erosion protection measures including detailed investigations and design work on many different types of rivers throughout New Zealand He has undertaken a wide range of water and soil resource investigations covering hydrology flood warning and hazard assessments sedimentation processes and gravel resources coastal processes environmental character of lakes estuaries and wetlands water quality and soil conservation He has developed asset management approaches and techniques for river and catchment schemes and carried out reviews for audit purposes His experience in irrigation and drainage covers feasibility investigations design and construction His infrastructure work covers many different services and protection measures He has carried out a wide range of benefit cost studies as well as assessments for rating and comment on the economic implications of policies His water supply and treatment experience is focused on small scale local systems which integrate into the natural

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  • LINKS | Waterscape
    Design WATER SOIL RESOURCES LINKS LINKS Comments are closed Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG BOOKS CONTACT US FARMSTAY Farmstay Booking PERMACULTURE Courses Workshops Tours Permaculture Design WATER SOIL RESOURCES LINKS Categories Categories Select Category Ecologia 4 Nature 4 Economia 2 Money 2 Ecosophia 3 Wisdom 2 People 2

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  • Portfolio
    built the design around a blog for Vision Acquisition using WordPress This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder Quarter Acre Web site is a WordPress site The design was done by Lyndele of Design 39 WebPageBuilder implemented the design into the wordpress Template The site is being updated and maintained by WebPageBuilder Brooklyn Community Orchard Web site is a WordPress site designed and built by Aspire Design This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder The Keswick Glass Hardware web site was built by Andrew The site was designed by the owner after a corporate brand style developed by Aspire Design The site was built using a CMS Content Management System called Miva Merchant 5 which gives the site the ability to have its own shopping cart This site is not maintained by WebPageBuilder Waterscape Web site is a WordPress site designed by the owner and built by WebPageBuilder This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder Kakariki Games Web site is a WordPress site The WordPress Theme created with Artisteer by Stan Richards The site is being updated and maintained by WebPageBuilder Argosy Web site is a WordPress site currently under development designed and built by Aspire Design The site features a video widget This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder The Holistic Pulsing Guild Web site was designed by Aspire Design and built by WebPageBuilder I have used a WordPress blog so that the National Management Team of the Holistic Pulsing Guild can maintain the website themselves This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder The Triangle Centre web site is maintained by WebPageBuilder This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder The Tui Health Associates web site was designed by Aspire Design and built by WebPageBuilder This web site is Hosted by WebPageBuilder Aspire Design Web site is a WordPress site

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  • Waterscape
    growth of material consumption and comfort based on attitudes of exploitation and individual self seeking Nature is outside of us and there to provide resources and services for us This presents us with a dilemma if we want to understand the ways of nature of the world we do in fact live in To appreciate and understand the patterns and processes of nature we have to have an intimate engagement and awareness of the world around us as a fully connected being of that world To be fully connected and intimately engaged however we have to appreciate and understand the patterns and processes of life on Earth the place we inhabit Humanity has though studied and reflected on its place for a long time and there are guides and aids that can assist us in re connecting and really engaging with the world we share with so many life forms which are all inter related in very complex and diversified ways Writing about the patterns of nature is an intellectual activity using the formalities of language and cultural conventions It can only provide some mental aids but this can be a starting point for a real appreciation of the natural world we are part of We do have a natural ability to live in the world we are born into and we can reclaim our natural heritage to become a people of the place we live in understanding and sharing it in a compassionate and responsible way Our technology does not have to be alienating and destructive or our culture one of control and domination We can un learn and re learn reclaiming our place in the natural world and our role as a connected and responsive part of the greater scheme of things that is life on this planet

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  • Gary | Waterscape
    perception and our understanding of the world we live in It starts with the following prologue The patterns of nature are all around us and Continue reading Posted in Ecologia Nature Tagged Geometry Numbers Patterns Spirals Worldviews Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG BOOKS CONTACT US

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  • Ecologia | Waterscape
    a comment PART 2 LIVING IN OUR WORLD Posted on May 9 2015 by Gary NATURAL ECONOMICS LIVING with SENSITIVITY RESPONSIBILITY PLACE PEOPLE CONNECTED What is our relationship with the world that sustains and nourishes us and how do we act and interact in a healthy and productive way The second of Continue reading Posted in Ecologia Economia Money Nature Tagged Connection Economics Natural Systems Responsibility Leave a comment CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES COMPOST TOILETS Posted on September 21 2011 by Gary This article was written about our actions in Christchurch after the damaging earthquakes as a voluntary response to bring information we had about compost toilets to people who were unable to use their flush toilets because of the damage to Continue reading Posted in Ecologia Nature Tagged compost toilets composting emergencies Permaculture resilience sewer systems Leave a comment WATER Medium of Life its vitality Posted on June 4 2011 by Gary The basic physical necessities of life are air water food and shelter We can live only a very short time without air to breathe Water we need regularly while we can live for weeks without food if necessary Our bodies Continue reading Posted in Ecologia Nature Tagged Ecosystems Life

    Original URL path: http://waterscape.co.nz/category/ecologia/ (2016-05-02)
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