Certified Organic Nursery
Microgreens - Herbs - Fruit & Nut Plants
Permaculture - Education - Consultancy
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 almost 400 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.
We're back from our break!
We're back after a great staycation and excited about all the things this year is going to bring. It's already got off to a great start for us with a wonderful family reunion staged during 11 days of glorious Hawke's Bay weather, followed by a rather generous 120mm of rain after the family left - we couldn't have planned it better! For the rest of the year we are looking forward to a new website, nursery expansion, a new agroforestry project on the farm, and hosting more courses and tours. We hope 2019 brings you all you wish for too...and if you are wishing for plants, or education around plants, you have come to the right place! Check out our plant categories packed full of useful plants for your permaculture gardens and farms, and our courses and tours page to find out how you can visit us or learn more about permaculture, edible gardening and food forest design.
Our website is starting to creak after 6 years of great service (the nursery is 10 years old this year but we've only been online for the last 6 years), so watch out for a much improved website coming this year. The search function will be better, the catalogue will be downloadable, and ordering will be easier. We'll also be able to host a gallery of pictures so you can see more of the gardens, farm and nursery as well as what we get up to on our courses and tours. We're still in the development stage so if you have any ideas for improvement please let us know - the website is here for you, after all!
Follow us on Social Media!
Did you know we are @kahikateafarm on Facebook and Instagram? Follow us to find out more about what we get up to, hear about special offers on plants, upcoming tours and workshops, and see pictures of the nursery, farm and gardens. You may also have noticed that our current sign up link to our newsletter is broken. This will be fixed with the launch of our new website next year, but in the meantime please email me if you'd like to go on it and we'll add you:)