Juliet Pope 's Profile
Juliet Pope
Details
Joined:
22/09/2013
Last Updated:
03/02/2014
Location:
Arrowtown, New Zealand
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Gender:
Female





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

nutrient dense veges

nutrient dense veges

Queenstown, NZ


Followers
Aaron Clifft Joshua  Campbell Kirsty Mack Richard Larson
Following
Chad Ward Geoff Lawton Joshua  Campbell
View Updates

About Juliet Pope

I graduated from the University of Auckland (NZ) in 1992 with a degree in Architecture and have worked since then on a wide range of projects in the education, commercial and residential sectors, firstly in medium size practices in Auckland and more recently in my own practice near Arrowtown.

I live with my husband and three children on a 3 acre lifestyle block just outside Arrowtown. We moved to the property 8 years ago, which at the time was a cottage surrounded by paddocks. Working steadily, we have planted 1000s of trees establishing shelter, heritage fruit tree orchards, vegetable gardens and built another house to share the property with a second family. A turning point for our family occurred at the beginning of 2013 when we sold our cottage to a family with similar values and thus creating a mortgage free existence. What a change! Learning to slow down and value the work we do on the land the same as paid work has been a huge learning curve. A far greater challenge than I ever imagined.

Enrolling for a PDC at the Koanga Institute was an opportunity to learn more about what’s vital to a healthy and fulfilling life and the link between the places we live and the land that sustains us. The architectural work I had done to this point was mostly about buildings and this alone was no longer enough.

I came back to the South Island from my PDC with a new way of seeing the world around me. Numerous monocultures and unlinked systems were everywhere. Most importantly though, I came home with a little understanding of holistic management, the work of Alan Savory and the power of making positive choices for life based on a holistic system.
Continuing the way we had, making the decisions we always have is no longer enough.

I am looking forward to working on new projects that encompass land, buildings and growing systems.

Updates

feeding chicken with maggots

first trial - ended up composting the rabbits so a bit much mulch under the bunnies I think - will have another go

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

feeding chickens with maggots

I'm just about to embark on a trial using road kill to grow maggots for chicken feed

Posted almost 6 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant
My Permaculture Qualifications
Unverified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Dan Palmer
Other Teachers: Kay Baxter, Bob Corker
Location: Koanag Institute
Date: Sep 2013

Report Juliet Pope

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Juliet Pope

Reason:

or cancel

Feedback