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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Queen’s Birthday weekend 2014

(Friday evening, 30th May- Monday lunch, 2nd June) This weekend is seen as a tradition for the Quaker Settlement, with the community residents and visitors working alongside each other to complete a wide variety of tasks,which residents can’t achieve alone. Although some of the work is maintenance, much of the...

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