Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
posted 4 years ago
Welcome to permies Lee
There's several NZers here.
I'm a South Islander born and raised in Christchurch/the West coast.
but I think you're right and it's pretty North Island-heavy.
Wow, we really go to town on the imaginitive place names don't we
Mosgiel must have a pretty challenging climate-
It gets really cold, right?
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand. Cool temperate
posted 4 years ago
I wouldn't call it *really* cold, but yeah, we get heavy frosts in winter and maybe 2-3 days of snow a year. Haven't had a big dumping for a couple of years now though - only one real snow day this year (we hope!) and it was gone by the afternoon.
Where I am it's a bit of a microclimate - warm enough for figs and apricots, but we chose the property pretty carefully. Hoping for a bumper haul of tomatoes this year - if I actually get any! I have a very cunning 7 year old who always seems to be out "checking" the tomato plants when they're fruiting...and who loves them...hmmm...
Our place names are all good. I'm originally from Aussie, and they have places called "Nowhere" and "Nowhere else" so I reckon we're doing pretty reasonably
"Be the change you wish to see" - Gandhi
Hi Lee. I'm not local but I am in the South Island (North Canterbury to be a bit more specific)
My wife and I are 5 years into our permaculture 'voyage' and are starting to wrap our minds around this way of thinking, living and being. This dry summer has been a great test case for our swales and hugelkultur mounds.
Impressed to hear you can grow figs where you are.
I'm a Hamilton boy currently in ashburton on a seasonal job who stays when not nomadic on my mothers farm in the Nelson Lakes. Looking at heading up to friends in Northland and to Help-X in the winterless north during the down season at the meat works.
Not Permie as such but interested in some of the concepts but not so stuck on the No Concrete, No Industry-Intensive stuff, No Outside Reliance, No Petrol/Diesel, Solar FTW, etc that show up in P.W's Lab Experiment forum et al.
On the other hand Hugelculture, Rammed Earth housing, composting/recycling vs disposal etc I find worth pursuing.
Sue Rine wrote:Hi Lee, I'm not local either. We're in Taranaki and on the life long process of permaculturising our land.
Hi sue where in the naki are you we are in kaponga.
Loving permaculture ideas just not sure where to start would love to catch up for a yarn
Location: New Zealand
posted 10 months ago
We lived in Kaponga for about 6 years! Now we're in the hills East of the Stratford...Te Popo. We have occasional gatherings of Central Taranaki permies, although we haven't had one for a good long time. Maybe time to organise one so you can meet up with a bunch of likeminded people?
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