Fresh FM Transition Town Shows

Fresh FM is airing a series on Transition Towns fortnightly beginning Monday, November 3, 2008. It plays at 5:10pm and replays on Saturday at 6:40.

The show streams online in realtime on their website, .  Each show is also available for downloading in the Downloads section of the Fresh FM website not long after it airs.

Fresh FM broadcasts across the Nelson/Tasman region on 104.8, Eastern Golden Bay on 95.2, Nelson City on 95.4, and Blenheim on 89.2.

1st show: Introduction - Joanna Santa Barbara » Read more

Workshop - Soils & Gardening in Permaculture Design

Hands-on learning for sustainable land use

Weekend Course
at Riverside Community near Motueka on Nov 22/23

Earthcare Education Aotearoa

Curious how we may solve the challenges of tomorrow? Permaculture is an integrated land use design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. » Read more

Wratt Report on Climate Change in Tasman Available

This report, prepared for the council, compiled the available science and current predictions specific to the Tasman area. Changes to the local weather pattern are expected, and these will impact the local economy and infrastructure.  A copy of the report is available at the Motueka Service Center.

Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting 25 Sept 2008

(minutes follow below, education document in a separate page) Dear TTM members, A very interesting planning meeting was held last night. The minutes are attached.

Comment on the TDC 10 year Community Plan

An Energy Descent Action Plan includes many variables. We are gathering information now about the local resources as a starting point. Another source of information about where the region is headed is in the TDC Long Term Council Community Plan. The plan has timescales and elements we need to take into account in our plans for our community. It was created in 2006, and is reviewed every three years. That means that right now, they are accepting input and feedback. » Read more

Permaculture Design Course in modules locally



Minutes of TT Sustained Momentum Gathering community house, 6.30pm Mon18Aug08

Minutes of TT Sustained Momentum Gathering community house, 6.30pm Mon18Aug08


15 present » Read more

TT Motueka Goes International

from an email sent by Joanna Santa Barbara on 5/9/2008

Energy Descent Action Plan

An Energy Descent Action Plan is the key to making a smooth transition to a world with less oil.  All of the community participates, usually through the Transition Towns Working Groups, and often through special outreach to groups such as schools.  Given that oil will become expensive and scarce, we imagine what we want Motueka to be like in the year 2020, then we determine what we need to do to make that vision a reality. We break down the tasks for each working group topic and set out the steps and goals for each year til we reach the goal.

For information on plans and activities in Motueka, click links below.

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Workshop Notes - Energy Descent Action Plan July 2008

Kinsale model and Nelson model available to provide ideas.

Meeting working groups a good place to start with matters arising in Motueka. » Read more

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