Field Trip to Permaculture Properties in the Matakana Region

Field Trip to Permaculture Properties in the Matakana Region

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Matakana Hall

43 Matakana Valley Road

Matakana, Auckland 0985

New Zealand

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Visit four outstanding permaculture properties in the Matakana area and see permaculture design in action.

About this event

Get inspired by how others have applied the principles of permaculture design to create resilient homes and abundant gardens and orchards. We will visit four outstanding permaculture properties in the Matakana area starting in the village.

We will see:

- an eco-house in the village built from timber, compost toilet, solar panels and wood burner with wetback, surrounded by an edible landscape on a quarter acre section

- a productive home garden and orchard with integrated chickens and bees

- a newly completed straw-bale eco-house surrounded by gardens, orchard, swales, ponds and chickens

- a small organic market garden on 700 m2

Trish Allen and Guenther Andraschko are running their third annual internationally recognised modular Permaculture Design Certificate course plus additional optional practical permaculture workshops. The course content covers a range of essential permaculture themes during the Theory Days and supplementary Practical Workshop days over one Saturday and Sunday respectively.

This one-day practical workshop is part of a series of practical sessions linked to the Matakana Modular PDC presented. Anyone is welcome to attend the Practical Workshop days to gain hands-on skills related to permaculture practices.

For more information about the full Modular PDC or other practical workshops email or see the full scope of the Modular PDC programme see

***About the main Tutors:

Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher and holds a Diploma in Permaculture. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops. She is also co-founder of Mahurangi Wastebusters which aims to divert waste from landfill and promotes a circular economy.

Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earth builder, permaculture and landscape designer with over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture ethics & principles. Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting others to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.

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