Aotearoa Permaculture Network
Nau mai, Haere mai,
Welcome to the Aotearoa Permaculture Network
This project provides online collaboration tools to all groups and organisations which promote the learning, practice, and development of permaculture, in the islands of Aotearoa. Through the generous free hosting of CoActivate.org, you can set up your own email lists and wikipages for your project-based local groups and bioregional networks, and countrywide groups including PiNZ (Permaculture in NZ), and TransitionTowns Aotearoa/ NZ. JOIN
Through the PermaGeeks group, we aim to link these efforts into worldwide projects like Appropedia, and PracticalPlants. If you have never used a wiki before, have a look at the Wiki instructions on the CoActivate Users Group project, and feel free to have a play with editing the Sandbox page, to familiarise yourself with how it works.
All decision about the APN are made using our Loomio group. For more information, contact Strypey: (strypey_at_disintermedia.net.nz)
email list: Permaculture Ōtākou Bioregion
email list: Permaculture Lower North Island
email list: Permaculture Taranaki Whanganui
Running an email list or forum for another bioregion? Want to be listed here? Get in touch!
We are now hosting an email lists for tangata whenua involved in permaculture and related activities. More email lists can be created for more specific kaupapa if needed.
email list: Kaitiakitanga
Permaculture in New Zealand
PiNZ Council - (formerly PEX) The elected governance committee of PiNZ
email list: PINZ-EXEC
PiNZ Strategy - creating long term plans for the PiNZ as an organisation, and the development of permaculture in Aotearoa
email list: PINZ-Strategy
PiNZ Networking and Media - building relationships with other organisations and coordinating delivery of permaculture information through diverse media channels
email list: PINZ-NAM
PiNZ Annual Hui Guide - Guidelines, timelines and suggestions for those willing to organise this event for PiNZ.
Pasifik Sponsorship Panel
- Criteria, networks, and funding information
Perma-Geeks - A network of information technology, media, and communications specialists, who are committed to using their skills, knowledge, and contacts, to help human communities re-integrate with their local ecosystems, and support their regeneration.
email list: Permageeks
- Groups of people travelling around the country, teaching permaculture design tools, and learning from the bioregional practices of the people they visit
Willow Shoots - Projects to connect communal lands that need people, with people who want to live communally on the land
email list: Willow Collective
Phlogiston - A networking, info-sharing and organising project for people developing, building and testing neighbourhood-scale renewable energy systems.
email list: Phlogiston
Centre for Appropriate Technology - A networking project for people working on sustainable building and other appropriate technology to share knowledge, tools, and information.
email list: Permaculture Emergency Response
Broadacre Permaculture - Applying permaculture design tools and techniques to large-scale food production, including supporting farmers in manageable transitions to successful permaculture systems.
- Everything you ever wanted to know about waterless, composting toilet systems in all their manifold forms; history, design, safety, hygiene, and use of compost made from humanure.
Intentional Communities - A separate CoActivate project set up by members of Permaculture in NZ.
- A project to build up a freely shareable database of information about plants which can be grown in Aotearoa, and which are either edible, medicinal, or otherwise useful to humans.
Below is the original mission and design of the wiki when it was first created. It was left here as a reminder of how permies could make use of the internet to spread our knowledge. As the collaboration between Appropedia.org, Practical Plants, Open Source Permaculture, GaiaPermaculture.com, WikiEducator, Mutual Gift, and a number of other "permageeks" takes off, with a similar vision to that described in
A Growing Commons
, perhaps this vision will yet be realised.
Introduction to the global permaculture knowledge base v.0.1The goal of this wiki is to collect and organise detailed information about how to live a sustainable life on planet Earth. Inspired by the permaculture design philosophy the structure will involve sorting information by:
a) elements - aspects of living system design (housing, clothing, food, communication, organisation etc)
b) BioRegions - defined geographical area with similar climate, geology, flora and fauna, culture etc
Hopefully as more people find this wiki and start to add material to it, they will be able to connect with others in their area and organise new projects in their communities.