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Friends and Other Links

We'd like to share some of the great resources we know and use, and tell you about some great people doing great things!  All in alphabetical order of course so we don't offend anyone!

Aunty's Garden

Fantastic community garden at Waipatu Marae in Hastings

Bare Foot Building

Expert builder with a passion for natural materials, particularly wood. Strawbale houses, earth buildings, cob, clay & lime plaster, pizza ovens, general carpentry. Pat Mawson 06 874 7646


Clinical Nutritionist Ben Warren will help you get the best from all the wonderful food you will be producing from your garden after growing our plants! Ben's holistic approach to nutrition helps people find the best diet for them, often with amazing results in all areas of health.  Go and register for free to get the Ancestral Eating Solution video series to start your health journey... Highly recommended!


One stop shop for organic fruit, veges, bulk goods, cleaning & health products, mother& baby and lots more.  Extremely supportive of local producers - including us! We supplied them with vegetables for many years and they have hosted our plant stands since 2009.   

Craggy Range Winery

Winery and exquisite Terroir restaurant at the foot of Te Mata Peak - locations don't come much more stunning than this!  Kahikatea farm supplies many plants for their kitchen vege and herb gardens, plus planning and planting services.

Edible Garden

Quality heirloom fruit and nut trees and berries with friendly personal service.

Environment Centre Hawke's Bay

A place for the public to connect with information, organisations and services in the fields of sustainability, organics, gardening, eco building, retrofitting and much more, plus short courses and workshops.

Farmhouse Kitchen

Cooking School in Havelock North which offers hands-on cooking classes with a focus on good nutrition. Wide variety of classes offering something for everyone using quality, seasonal produce, much of it from our their own gardens.

Food Forest NZ/Aotearoa

Information and networking on food forest projects in NZ.

HB Doulas

Antenatal classes, birth support, postnatal care, breastfeeding support. We had two amazing home births thanks to our Doula, Bronwyn Gardner.

Koanga Institute

Seed saving, permaculture research and sustainable education organisation.

Organic Farm NZ (OFNZ)

Not-for-profit organisation with a mandate to increase the community’s understanding of organic principles and the practise of organic gardening and farming in New Zealand. Certification body for domestic (non-export) organic producers in New Zealand. Kahikatea Farm is certified organic with OFNZ.

Organic NZ Magazine

Wonderfully informative magazine of the NZ Soil and Health Association covering organic gardening, farming and growing; health, food and additives; pesticide reports, genetic engineering, animal health, international issues, new products, profiles, recipes and an organic Goods & Services Directory.

Permaculture in NZ

National hub promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ. Helps people interested in and practicing permaculture within Aotearoa to keep in touch and share information.

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia

Great source of inspiring permaculture articles from around the world.

Setha's Seeds

Producing high quality New Zealand Heritage Seeds for home gardeners and small scale producers such as Kahikatea Farm. The seeds are grown in cooperation with nature, using methods that build soil and regenerate the land. Setha's seeds are grown locally and we are happy to be supporting them and reaping the benefits in our beautiful plants.

Taruna College

Taruna runs a Certificate in Organics and Biodynamics aimed at farmers and gardeners who are actually working the land, or aspiring to. Fantastic holistic education on a beautiful site.

The Family Farm

Some truly visionary, inspiring and warm-hearted people regenerating their farm into a self-sustaining landscape, creating a model to share and demonstrate what co-creation with people and nature can look like.  Also check out their links page for some good 'hard facts' stuff on peak oil, climate change, consumerism etc.

The Nest Kindergarten

The Nest is inspired by the principles of Emmi Pikler, (Pikler Institute, Budapest, Hungary). Children at The Nest have the freedom to explore and unfold naturally, as nature intended, supported by respectful and warm relationships with the teachers. It's a beautiful, peaceful, creative environment, and our girls loved it!

Tree Guys Nursery

NZ Native specialists in Otane offering top quality plants, landscape design and planting services. Many plants are eco sourced in Hawkes Bay.

Worldwide Permaculture Network

Interactive database that’s showcasing the exciting, solutions-based work being implemented by permaculture projects and practitioners worldwide.