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Trish Allen
Matakana, New Zealand
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate

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Cécile Messere Christoff Schneider DI Jörg Wegmayer Donna Takitimu Grifen Hope Ianna Y. Sedlackova Joel Lee Mustafa Fatih Bakir Naomi Smith Nicolas Netien Paul Murray Petra Krubeck Richard Grevers Rob Bartrum Roman Eisenkoelbl Rose Annear Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
Geoff Lawton
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About Trish Allen

32 years ago my late husband, Joe Polaischer, and I co-founded Rainbow Valley Farm, an organic farm and permaculture education centre near the village of Matakana in the north of New Zealand. Over those years we ran farm tours and permaculture-related courses including PDCs. Joe died suddenly in 2008, and I have now moved on from the farm to the village. Rainbow Valley Farm is being run by a family who are continuing the work Joe and I started.

Joe and I discovered permaculture in the early 1980s and were totally inspired by the concept. It made sense to us and we were keen to put it into action. After doing PDCs, we bought 50 acres of run-down farmland and established Rainbow Valley Farm (see above).

Since leaving the farm in November 2010 I have established a new home for myself, a small eco-house and gardens. It's exciting to be doing a village-scale permaculture project. I am also teaching waste minimisation and other permaculture related subjects in my local area.


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Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Jo Pearsall & Bryan Innes
Location: Coromandel
Date: Apr 2000
6 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
2 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Trish Allen
1 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Trish Allen has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical

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