2x Garden Visits; Free public speech “How to Build a Lifeboat” (Nicole Foss); Scholarships available for Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management

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Hamilton Organic Gardiners

2x Garden Visits on 31 March 2012

11:30am Monica, Norman and Rubymei’s garden, Hamilton East

Monica and Norm moved into their property around 5 years ago and have substantially modified what was an overgrown (but obviously once loved) garden. Gone are the roses, wisteria and vast black walnut tree; now natives, fruit, vegetable and a scattering of annuals dominate.

Bring own lunch (not shared), drink, appropriate footwear, clothing, hat, sunblock or umbrella.

1:30pm Maggie and Tony’s garden, Tamahere

Maggie writes “We have a couple of acres and are going through the organic certification process (we’ve been composters; and spray and fertiliser free for 18 years before that). We have a young orchard and firewood lot, big vegetable garden, goats, pigs and chooks. Tony makes yoghurt and cheeses and our goal is to be self-sufficient in food and bio fuels. We have not achieved this yet but are having lots of fun getting there, despite times of two steps forward and one back! Look forward to seeing you all.”

Bring cup for cuppa tea/coffee, appropriate footwear, clothing, hat.

If you are interested in visiting either or both of these gardens contact stephen.harlow@gmail.com. Visits will go ahead in rain unless torrential.

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Free public speech “How to Build a Lifeboat”

By Nicole Foss - international speaker on energy and global finance

12 noon Monday 16 April 2012

Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge, Garden Place, Hamilton

Nicole will explain reasons for vanishing wealth, rising global unemployment and social unrest amid global tensions over resources and how families and communities can navigate the choppy seas ahead.

Nicole has lectured in hundreds of locations across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and made numerous media appearances in a variety of countries.

Nicole is Senior Editor of the automaticearth.blogspot.co.nz - writing under the name Stoneleigh. She and co-author and Editor-in-Chief Raúl Ilargi Meijer have chronicled and interpreted the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament.

Prior to the establishment of automaticearth, Nicole was editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She also ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario focusing on farm-based biogas projects, grid connections for renewable energy and Feed-In Tariff policy development.

While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level. She also has significant previous experience practicing as an environmental consultant.

Free, but please bring koha.

Contact: katherine@envirocentre.org.nz

More information:

  • http://theautomaticearth.org/TAE-Primers
  • http://theautomaticearth.org/Lifeboat/how-to-build-a-lifeboat.html
  • http://theautomaticearth.org/Lifeboat/40-ways-to-lose-your-future.html
  • http://theautomaticearth.org/Finance/an-unstable-tower-of-breaking-promises.html
  • http://theautomaticearth.org/Finance/a-future-discounted.html

Foss poster2-1.pdf

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Scholarships available for Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management

More Waikato students are being sought, and scholarships are being offered, for Unitec’s Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management, which can be done via classes at Community Waikato in Hamilton.

Specifically they are seeking more students for their opening ‘Values Based Management and Leadership’ course in late April.

“Develop the knowledge and skills to increase your not-for-profit organisation's effectiveness. Improve your ability to analyse your organisational challenges, mobilise resources, develop strategies for raising funds, manage staff and volunteers, and build effective governance.

The Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management is designed for managers and co-ordinators, team leaders, volunteers and Board members of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. It supports NFP leaders and their organisations in achieving effective quality management and leadership. Find out how to increase your community organisation’s effectiveness and your own core management competencies. The programme will help you further your ability to mobilise resources, raise funds and manage for financial sustainability.”

More info: www.nfp.unitec.ac.nz or contact Hilary Foged hstarfoged@unitec.ac.nz.



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