Unfortunately Jo is not currently available for new consultancies due to teaching commitments at EIT.
We have provided various consultancy and mentoring services over the last few years. Jo mentored the set up of new community gardens at Te Aranga marae in Flaxmere in 2012 enabling them to incorporate elements of permaculture design into the garden. Kahikatea Farm also supplies bulk seedlings to the gardens until their own propagation systems are up and running.
Jo has also been acting as a consultant and providing garden planning and planting services to Craggy Range Winery since 2012. Seventy per cent of the fresh produce used in their Terroir restaurant comes from their own vege and herb gardens; all the plants for these come from Kahikatea Farm. Regular meetings with the head chef and the garden staff ensure the correct quantities of vegetables are available for the kitchen at the right time of year. Former head chef Leyton Ashley said "The garden at Terrior is the best it has ever been since we stocked your plants and your knowledge of how to get the best out of the plants is invaluable."
We are also able to provide permaculture design consultancy to home gardeners and lifestyle block owners, kindergartens, schools, community gardens, businesses etc. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.