To start off this Blog, here's a repost from the old site, a couple of years old, but still relevant. I'll keep reposting gradually, as seems relevant.
Someone asked the following questions today – since I was somewhat surprised by some of my own answers, I thought I’d quickly post them here.
- Why did you choose to move to Wellington?
I didn’t – I was placed by the German Foreign Ministry, to do a Referendariatsstation at the German Embassy in Wellington – then I ran into Daryl on my 3rd day, moved in with him after a week and a half (it was winter and freezing at the backpackers) and now we have 2 kids.
- What do you like about New Zealand?
The ability to do whatever it is you want to do. Much less restrictive than in Germany. People are a lot more ‘real’.
The countryside, living off the land.
A lot less people.
- Why do you think permaculture is important today?
I think permaculture is one of the gentler expressions of human ingenuity – a way to coexist with nature and all living things without denying our ability to think.
I believe permaculture, for many places, is the only way for humankind to survive
- What means permaculture to you?
Permaculture for us is an experiment that we are only at the beginning of. It holds many many opportunities. It also has given birth to the Transition movement, which I believe is one of the most important movements of our times (in all the different forms it takes)
- What does your “Rabbit Hole” look like?
Green, diverse, food growing everywhere, brimming with life in all forms. We hear flowing water, frogs and the morepork at night. I love every bit of it, down to the last glowworm.
Also, I found this song on the ooooby website – quite enjoyed, so hereby shared