Queens Birthday Work Weekend June 2018

More than fifty friends and family, including several infants, gathered at the Quaker Settlement in Whanganui for a Work Weekend over Queen’s Birthday. The event opened with a shared meal that was followed by an ice-breaker event, and the first of several evenings of games, music and convivial conversation around...

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Insulation Project at Quaker Settlement

Introduction Visitors to the Quaker Settlement always remark on the beautiful layout and design of the buildings and surrounding natural features. Eco-design features are prominent: all the dwellings face north and optimise passive solar heating from the sun; building footprints minimise water run-off by using green lawn and garden spaces...

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Whanganui Biochar Trial April 2018

After months of preparation, the first trial of an open-sourced biochar kiln ring went ahead on Sunday the 8th April at the Quaker Settlement in Whanganui.  Shane Middlemiss a new resident to the settlement was inspired to do internet research to improve the soil quality of the Settlement’s sandy soils....

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JUNIOR YOUNG FRIENDS CAMP 16-21 JULY 2013

Eight JYFs brought enthusiasm, insights and camaraderie to The Settlement for 6 days.  Quaker Acres residents were privileged to be able to interact with these young people who very quickly became a “group” caring for and listening to each other.  Activities included, holding a Meeting for Worship for Business, roller skating, insights...

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