Community Scale Food Production with Robina McCurdy

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Community Scale Food Production Presenter: Robina McCurdy

Come and learn some vital skills for thriving in the this era of Peak Oil, food shortages and escalating food prices! Robina will share ways in which 100% food self reliance can be achieved at a bioregional and local level – without ever having to wheel a supermarket trolley of groceries again!

In her comprehensive approach, Robina weaves together various successful models of localised food production, with organic growing projects she has been involved in, here in Aotearoa/NZ and in other parts of the world. The 4 cornerstones of her presentation are:

* multi-tiered Permaculture design strategy (backyard, neighbourhood, local and regional levels);

* extensive and efficient use of local resources;

* practical education and people empowerment happening hand-in-hand with growing food;

* developing an interconnected resilient community – with fun ways of motivating and organizing whole families to get involved.

3 June, 6:30 at the Sustainable Living Center (4 Olympic Place, New Lynn)

$10 at door. To book your general workshop contact ** ECOMATTERS’ MAIN OFFICE **
ph 826 4276 / email info@ecomatters.org.nz


BRIEF BACKGROUND: Robina McCurdy

Robina is co founder/resident/trustee of Tui Land Trust & Community & founder/trustee of the Institute for Earthcare Education Aotearoa. For 20 years she has been engaged in community development, permaculture design & tutoring, organic growing, the development of environmental education resources & the creation of participatory processes for decision-making & collective action. She has taught & applied these powerful community-building methods with households, neighborhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages & bioregions, in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil & USA. This work has culminated in her community facilitator’s manual: ‘Grounding Vision: Empowering Culture’. Robina currently works as the community garden co-ordinator for Victory Community Health Centre in Nelson, and as a community and home food gardens educator for the wider Nelson area.

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