Permaculture for a Regenerative Future - Luminate Festival

Permaculture for a Regenerative Future


Presenter: Robin McCurdy and Tejas Engel
Suitable for: Adults only

We’re going to look at how to work in harmony with nature to produce an abundance of food in a landscape of beauty. Discover how to integrate elements such as organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, herbs, flowers and small animal systems, especially within our home environments – with a myriad of social benefits.

Presenter Bio:

Robina is the founder of The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa (, a Charitable Trust dedicated to sustainability education. She also pioneered the 32 year-old Tui Land Trust in Golden Bay, a residential farm community where she has her home. Robina works as a community development facilitator, permaculture educator, organic garden designer, and nature connection guide with more than 30 years experience behind her. She has taught and applied her powerful participatory processes for collective decision-making and action to households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, eco villages and bioregions throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as in 15 countries internationally. She has produced a range of practical teaching resources, including a Treecrop Species Compendium, a Home Garden Coaching guide, and a Community Facilitation manual called ‘Grounding Vision: Empowering Culture.’ In 2012, Robina initiated ‘The Localising Food Project,’ through which she is becoming a recognised documentary producer.

Tejas works with earth energy field harmonics, is an alternative energy inventor and an electrical engineer. He is a social change activist, practicing Permaculture for the past 30 years, early on founding the Rewi Alley Permaculture Centre in Auckland.


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