Cul­ture of Earth care ex­plained

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - SHARON STEVENS, RE­CAP

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.

See re­cap.org.nz.

PHOTO: SHARON STEVENS

Stu­dents on RE­CAP’s 2016 per­ma­cul­ture de­sign course try their hands at earth-build­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.