PDC TESTIMONIAL by 2012 Students Anneliese McNaughton and Luc Gregoire
We had been wwoofing for The LivinginPeace Project for four months. It was a really good time and an awesome experience.
We were offered the chance to do the PDC with the LivinginPeace Project for the end of October 2012. We receive a huge amount of theoretical and practical information. The lecturers, LivinginPeace Project Farm Manager Dave Tailby and Founder Paul Murray, covered what is usually done in PDC with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton, but also added their personal experiences, which was a real bonus.
Dave shared his knowledge about composting, practical design, landscaping-earthwork, working with animals (ducks, sheep, chickens) and Paul concentrated on Collective project around permaculture and the financial and legal possibilities of these projects with ecotowns, trusts, other ways of banking and fundraising.
They also included other guest speakers from around the community and throughout New Zealand.We visited Peter Curreen who has a long established permaculture farm in Karamea. We also recieved a presentation by Annalise Runarsson about aquaculture and the possibilities of growing food in conjunction withraising fish.
The LivinginPeace Project farm fits very well for a PDC. There is a big veggie garden, a food forest, sheep, chickens, ducks, some awesome people around to share their experiences and some very good food for the students in the garden. The LivinginPeace Project is a very good example of a collective project built around permaculture principles. This PDC has changed our way of thinking, of looking at things, we warmly recommend everybody to do their PDC there.