Making Your Rocket Stove

Get all fired up for this Wednesday night. What’s so great about a Rocket Stove? This little invention is easy to make out of recycled parts, can cook a meal or boil water in just minutes and uses hardly any fuel. In fact the fuel it uses could be found on the side of the road – just a few sticks. Paul is also going to discuss the latest developments in rocket-stove space-heaters made out of recycled tins. These rocket stove space heaters will run for hours on a couple of buckets of saw-dust. Make your own rocket stove and …

Playing With Fire? – Gasifiers, Rocket Stoves, Power-Candles – Wed Dec 2nd 6pm SOLD-OUT

    Rekindle Your Caveman/Cavewoman Spirit and explore the art of cooking with fire. Cooking with fire is an ancient and dependable skill. Imagine if you could cook dinner for free? No electricity or gas needed and you too could get toasty warm. Learn to cook on lots of different types of flames and how to make a rocket stove and candle cooker. Watch water boil in a paper cup, taste the delights of something cooked with just a candle, get a fire-barrel to warm you inside and out, be the master of the wood-fired pizza oven. Tutor: Green-Technology Engineer …

How To Build A Swale When You’ve Got No Soil

In 1956 someone built a path.  Not a lot of thought needed to go into the path. People trod this path every day back and forth people as they walked to the letterbox, to friends houses, to school, to uni, to work, to orchestra, to the buses, to the city, to the beach, and sometimes to the rest of the world. But the path had a dark side. It also worked very well to harvest water and direct it straight to the house.  So, finally, we built a new path that is happily compacted and maintained by the foot-traffic and …

Weaving The Living Tipi – Wed 9th Dec 12Noon until 2:00

NEWS: for our next weaving and living fence workshop we will build a tipi from scatch by building the tipi on the great woven base for the Tipi, cut Bamboo (Old Hamii) poles, and start growing plants to weave into the tipi. Discuss solar passive design for placement of ventilation, little windows and a round door. Demonstrate pleaching and how the living plants can be trained as they grow onto the tipi. Demonstrate best plants for coastal warm temperate permaculture gardens and how to manage water needs, pest and disease. This is no ordinary TIPI, it will become a living, …

You Don’t Need Wizardy for Open Source Software

Permaculture promotes free open-source software because this enables sharing. Digital literacy allows you to connect both internationally and locally. Problem solving skills help you participate as a creator in online environments and become productive, engaged and empowered.  This course will help you find a livelihood from the work you enjoy doing. With the skills you will be more confident to set up your own small business as an part-time income stream or a make a web-page for community activities or advocacy. Open-source software is by the people and for the people, it is accessible and open to improvement and assistance …