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!



Last few places left on our Intro to Permaculture Course July 14 - 17



Our Intro to Permaculture Design Course will give you 50% of a full Permaculture Certificate for a fraction of the price. Come together with a small group (max 16) of participants from around NZ but predominantly Hawke's Bay, with diverse backrgounds, but an interest in one thing: how to design our lives to be more sustainable. Whether you want to incorporate chooks into your backyard or start an Ecovillage and change the world, this course can help you design your piece of paradise or design paradise into your life! See our courses page for more info, and don't foget to book asap to avoid missing out!

And if you are wondering about the photo...the course participants on our (fully sold out) food forest course at Queen's Birthday weekend were acting out the interactions of plants in mutually beneficial 'guild' plantings!

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.