Published by March 20, 2011 in ReGenerationon
Ever been to Southland? First time for me, and we’ve just finished the week with the ReGen two-day Youth Jam at Colac Bay Marae. Young leaders from Te Anau, Riverton, and Invercargill gathered to share ideas, stories, and get creative – epic.
Ever heard of a ‘food forest’? Imagine a dense jungle-like area in your own backyard – but almost all of the plants are edible. Apples, plums, blueberries, artichokes, a plethora of fresh vegetables and herbs – the list goes on. A love for the land. A love for fresh organic food, and an incredible example of what’s possible in your own backyard – meet the Guytons from Riverton!
I finally had a day off – or a half day at least. It’s crazy how much I love this project – completely absorbed. But to work well I’ve come to the realise the importance of self-care, rest and relaxation. Here’s my reflections on the journey so far:
On another note, good friend and fellow ReGen roady crew member and colleague Iain Frengley has put together this short clip. Zane Smith doing what he loves, living the dream on the West Coast. This clip is just part of a 90-second ‘changemaker’ series he’s putting together along the roady – you can find more here.
Now high on life and well energised, the crew is excited about getting on the road again – next stop Dunedin. Inspiring Stories next two-day workshop Thursday & Friday!
Published by March 16, 2011 in Workshopson
Welcome to week #3 on the ReGen roady. We’ve just begun the week in our third region of the tour – Southland. I’m writing this post from the beautiful Te Anau – gateway to Fiordland. We’re so lucky to live in such an incredible country!
We held the Inspiring Stories’ third storytelling & filmmaking workshop on Monday in Wanaka with a great crew from Mt Aspiring College. With a bunch of experienced and enthusiastic participants – Finlay, Ruby, Max, Hugh, Kape, Harry, Samantha, Thomas, , and support from local filmmaking professionals Tim Pierce & Greg Parker, and local Media Studies Teacher Laura Williamson, the workshop was a blast. The projects are have huge potential – ranging from Jossi Wells the 20 years young world-champion skier, to the local music festival raising money for those affected Christchurch earthquake.
‘Inspirational young Kiwis leading change’ – as innovators, and as role models – genuinely doing what they love, and making a difference. It blows my mind to think it’s actually happening. Stoked. This project has so much potential – and there’s still 12-weeks to go on our crazy road trip. Otago next week – aaaaargh!