Saturday 19 FEBRUARY 2022 9am – 5pm

Usually mid February – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Central Auckland

TUTORSFinn Mackesy, Gary Marshall and Ron Sperber

In this workshop APW introduces permaculture as a philosophy, ecological design methodology and grass roots community movement. This inspiring and challenging workshop provides the philosophical and theoretical framework for the remaining eleven workshops offered by APW. Participants will learn about the historical, cultural, and ecological dimensions of permaculture through open dialogue and a wide range of innovative examples and design solutions from around the world.

In the case of a lockdown due to Covid19 we are geared up to deliver the programme via an online format if necessary. For more information please see our Programme Information PDF.

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Introduction and overview of permaculture ethics and principles; Exploration of global and local contemporary environmental, social and economic issues; Introduction to theory and practice of design; Local, national and international best practice examples.


  • Develop an understanding of permaculture, ethics, theory and practice
  • Gain an appreciation of the potential breadth and depth of permaculture design applications
  • Identify opportunities and challenges to applying the day’s learning


In case of alert level changes due to Covid19 we are geared up to deliver via an online format if necessary.