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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2015 Re-Invigorating Our Peace Testimony

Every Monthly Meeting was represented among the 25 participants at the seminar. There was also strong involvement, including five community residents, from Whanganui and Taranaki Monthly Meeting.  Facilitated by Marion McNichol and Peni Connelly, assisted by Helen Kingston and Phil McNichol, there were sessions on trends towards a more militarized...

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2015 Penal Reform

The aim of the seminar is to provide a current assessment of the country’s penal system to work out where Quakers might stand in terms of their testimonies for truth, social justice, equality, and peace. The 16 participants at the 5th biennial Quaker Seminar on Penal Reform were full of...

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2015 Summer Work Weekend

30+ folk came together on Summer Work Weekend (March 13-15) with laughter and fun, shovels and chainsaws, to garden, widen access alongside the dam and tidy our Settlement. The weather was delightful, the pool sprung a leak, and there was plenty of honey for all. We came together for work...

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