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Mt Victoria November meeting - 'Nourish' DVD

Tuesday 11th November, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. ’Nourish DVD’. We will watch films on Food from Nourish in California. The film reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Most importantly, Nourish offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

An Evening with Sir Stephen Tindall

 

In a rare pubic interview Sir Stephen Tindall speaks with award-winning business journalist Rod Oram about his journey as a business leader, philanthropist and sustainability advocate.

The conversation will explore how Sir Stephen came to be convinced of the priority of sustainability for New Zealand businesses and public policy and his aspirations for the Tindall Foundation.

Tickets are available at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/directory?q=Tindall&loc=New+Zealand

Profits from the event will be donated to WWF New Zealand

 

Location / Venue: 
The Auditorium, Auckland Museum, 7:45pm Thursday 20 October 2014

Mt Victoria October meeting - 'Voices of Transition' film

Tuesday 14th October, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'Voices of Transition' film. We will see "Voices of Transition", a 2012 German produced documentary looking at sustainable alternatives to the current global and unsustainable agribusiness model. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington
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Advanced Course: Design of Ecovillages & land-based Communities - March 2015

Location / Venue: 
Tui Community, RD1 Wainui, Golden Bay
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Permaculture Design Course – Feb/March 2015

20 Feb - 10 March 2015
Permaculture Design Course at Tui Community in Golden Bay
with Robina McCurdy and others » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Tui Community, RD1 Wainui, Golden Bay

Stefan Sobkowiak – Beyond Organic

This two hour interview makes for an important addition to the knowledge shared in the Permaculture Orchard film. In it Stefan talks about the next piece of the puzzle, soon to be released from Miracle Farm.

The podcast which has just come online, would have gone longer if Stefan hadn’t excused himself to join a scheduled conversation with John Allan of APW and myself. We needed to talk about the Masterclass Stefan will be leading at Unitec Auckland next year, as part of the Beyond Organic NZ Tour.

Stefan looking seriousFor New Zealanders the survivalist concepts that are promoted in the lead-in may seem foreign, and you can of course skip them and jump to 8m:40sec, or you may wind up asking, what’s happening in the USA? What’s being expressed there is an expression of people responding to the increasing uncertainty and rapid change that is underway across the world – we’re just each experiencing it differently.

Now, onto the interview on The Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko.

Up front we hear about Stefan’s background and having a Masters degree in both Biology and Landscape design, before learning what got him inspired to set up a Permaculture Orchard. We find a man with a deep desire to maximise the positive impact he can have on the world around him, and as the minutes turn into hours, we start to appreciate the gifts he’s offering.

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Mt Victoria August meeting - 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD follow-up

Tuesday 12th August, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD follow-up. We will see a follow-up to last month's EcoVillage documentary. It takes us through the first few years of the Lammas community in Wales, showing the low impact building and development of the gardens in the face of local opposition and stringent local authority conditions. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington
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Sustainable communities depend upon the sustainability of our people through provision of natural health options

Hi.  I believe that sustainable living is not just limited to the sustainability of our visible resources, such as land, food, energy etc, but that it should also include the sustainability of our people through natural healthcare provision too.

Mt Victoria July meeting - 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD

Tuesday 8th July, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD. We will see the documentary 'EcoVillage Pioneers', which traces the experience of some low impact pioneering communities across the world. All welcome. For further information contact Frank Cook on 027 649 6508.

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Mt Victoria June meeting - 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life' DVD

Tuesday 10th June, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life' DVD. We will see the Stephen Kellert 60 minute 2012 documentary 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life'. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington