Certified Organic Nursery - Food Forest Plants -

Permaculture Courses - Consultancy & Design

Welcome to Kahikatea Farm, a 16 acre farm designed according to 'permaculture' principles. At Kahikatea Farm we are growing our soils, growing a food forest, growing our children and their future. We are growing our knowledge, and growing our community. In our nursery we grow over 200 varieties of certified organic vegetable seedlings, edible and medicinal herbs, companion plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Read more... Whether you have an apartment balcony, an urban garden, a lifestyle block or a large farm we can supply top quality, site-specific plants plus advice on how and where to plant.  We also run gardening, permaculture and food forest workshops and courses, and provide consultancy services.

Aronia & Himalayan Strawberry Back in Stock!

Aronia berries

We have a few of our most popular plants back in stock - including Aronia Berry (Aronia melanocarpa) and Himalayan Strawberry (Cornus capitata). We sell out of these plants quickly every year so be in quick with your orders!



Nitrogen Fixing Plants Available

We have a variety of nitrogen fixing plants available from the nursery - check out the list on the sidebar on the left hand side. In addition to those listed we have Italian Alders on special @ $15 each now and also tagasaste (tree lucerne) available from October. Italian Alders make great shelterbelts as they are wind tolerant, drought resistant and their roots tend to go down rather than out.  They also make great canopy trees for forest gardens.  Tagasaste is a classic multifunctional plant which is great as a windbreak and for firewood, high protein stock fodder, chop and drop mulch, winter flowers for bees, wildlife habitat and more. Email Jo to order.

Otane Market

otane marketWe are currently taking a break from Sundays at Otane market to focus on other projects such as expanding the nursery. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are in Central Hawke's Bay you'll find our plants at Nature's Nurture in Waipawa, or we can deliver a large box of plants for just $5 to some non-rural areas.