Culture of Earth care explained
Permaculture is about sustainability - a combo of ‘permanent agriculture, permanent culture’.
Rooted in the ethics of ‘‘earth care, people care, and fair share’’, permaculture is about designing homes, gardens, and communities to leave a positive footprint.
People are diverse, and so are the ecosystems they inhabit. Permaculture design is an adaptable approach, as is evident in the multiple awardwinning feature film Inhabit: A Permaculture Movie.
Among the awards the film attracted was an Effy (Environmental Film Festival at Yale) Audience Choice in 2015.
It showcases permaculture applications ranging from workers’ collectives and playgrounds to urban farms. A sub-theme that runs through the film focuses on working well with water.
On Tuesday, October 18, Inhabit will be showing at City Library as part of Palmerston North City Environmental Trust’s EnviroFest. The event starts at 6:30pm and is free of charge.
Those who attend will get to see how Wanganui Collegiate students have developed their own teaching garden.
They’ll also be able to talk to graduating students from RECAP’s permaculture design certificate course.
There will also be details about RECAP’s sustainability education offerings, including how to register for our upcoming permaculture design course, which involves 12 Saturdays of instruction during 2017 - 2018. Student fees are subsidised thanks to PNCC, the Lotteries Community Grants, and Eastern and Central Community Trust.
Students on RECAP’s 2016 permaculture design course try their hands at earth-building.