REGENERATING AOTEAROA THROUGH THE MOBILISATION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY
Nelson / Tasman
“I want to see my local walks as pristine as the reserves”
REGENERATING AOTEAROA THROUGH THE MOBILISATION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY.
Tāne is a rewilding project set up by Paul & Anna at their 150 acre farm in Ngatimoti of which 50 acres have been set aside to rewild.
“There are groups setting up in this area. There are planting, trapping and weed busting groups. My neighbour has already successfully rewilded his section so we have a proven template. The biggest issue the projects are facing is securing a ready supply of affordable natives.”
Paul is setting up the first Tāne Nursery at the farm to supply his and local projects. Two acres of growing on land have been set aside with a large pole barn that will be converted into a greenhouse.
Moving forward Paul be developing the Tāne Community website as a vehicle to coordinate and educate. It is planned to be the glue that binds together the many fantastic projects and organizations.
Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation. It’s about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats.
Greenhouse of The Future
“We are living in very uncertain times. A project for the future requires an innovative, progressive approach. The greenhouse of the future a passive solar greenhouse made from recycled and sustainable natural materials allowing us to grow all year long without the need of using any heating system”
The technologies and concepts that have inspired the design of this greenhouse have been proven by over 40 years of research and development by Michael Reynolds’ Earthship homes as well as the many studies on passive solar greenhouses.
Our goal is to inspire others across New Zealand, wishing to make this inspiring, fun and very important information accessible to all. Over the years we will document progress here. Our main goal was to make it so clear, complete, and well explained that anybody could build their own, even with no or very little previous experience. It is now possible for everyone to construct their own passive solar greenhouse or be inspired by it to create another radically sustainable project!
01/09 The first shade house erected.
Use of funds
We have set aside a 20’x40′ steel framed building to convert to a greenhouse. There is a further hactre set aside for seed beds. The funds go directly towards nursery infrastructure, support, seed purchases and planting projects.
Concrete Base 800m2 $12,000
Replace tin with clear sheet 240m2
Roller and man doors $3,000
Hook up water supply $1000
Install rainwater catchment tanks 75,000 – $12,500 https://bigwatertanks.co.nz/products/60-000-litre-plastic-water-tank-combo-special
Install computer controlled irrigation $5,000
Install shelving $5000
Prepare hard standing AP 40 around green house $2000
Level 1ha land and drainage for seedling beds $5000
Prepare hard standing AP 40 $5000
Install post and wire supports $1000
Install irrigation $7500
First purchase of seeds $2000
We will do all we can to keep the costs to a minimum. Any remaining funds will go into the general Tane support account.
I am the land owner and planting project manager.
We have set aside a 20'x40' steel framed building to convert to a greenhouse. There is a further hactre set aside for seed beds. The funds go directly towards nursery infrastructure, support, seed purchases and planting projects.