Introduction to Raglan

Recent activity

Towards embracing the Transition Towns model

There's a few things happening, for example exploring community buses powered by the fast food stores' cooking oil, community gardens, ways of engaging ......


Please feel free to contact Simon Thomson - by email

Permaculture Design Certificate course - Designing for Change September 8th - September 23rd 2012

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions. » Read more

Sustainable Sept. Raglan - Flax Weaving Gifts

Instructor Em will guide you through a few demonstrations of how you can create youown Eco

and Affordable stylee gifts from harakeke.

This workshop is part 1 of 2 parts. $5 each.

Kid friendly event starting at 4pm going until 5:30

Location / Venue: 
Solscape Eco Retreat, Raglan

Sustainable Sept. Raglan - Permaculture Farm Open Day

Permaculture Farm
Open Day 10-2pm

Join Permaculture experts Rick & Liz, on their farm to learn some of the many aspects of

their diverse garden, gain skills and knowledge by joining in.

This is a BYO Shared Lunch event @ 4095 Main H'way, Raglan.

If coming from Raglan please pull over to the left and check for traffic before turning in to the drive.


Location / Venue: 
4095 Main H'way, Raglan

Sustainable September Raglan. Making Cloth Nappies

W.E.C Tutor Kimberly will teach you all you need to know about Cloth Nappies.

Moday 5th September at W.E.C, Bow St Raglan

10:00 am till noon.

Location / Venue: 
Whaingaroa Environment Centre

Sustainable Sept. Raglan. - Renewable Energy Workshop

Renewable Energy Tutor Simon Thompson, teaches about energy, our relationship to it

plus alternate ways of generating and storing energy. Demonstrating Solar Hot Water, Photo Voltaics and much more. This event is BYO Lunch, kicking off at 10:00am - Tipi Space, Solscape Eco Retreat, Wainui Rd, Raglan 10:4pm ($5)


Location / Venue: 
Solscape Eco Retreat, Raglan

Sustainable September Raglan 2011 Film- 'Deep Green'

Eco Film Evening at The Old School Arts Centre

"Deep Green"

7pm-9pm entry gold coin

Location / Venue: 
Old School Arts Centre

Koanga Permaculture Design Course

The Koanga Institute is holding a Permaculture Design Course in April 2011.(April 9-22) » Read more

Earth Plastering Workshop

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Earth Plastering Workshop