Permaculture Farm and Certified Organic Nursery

Nau mai haere mai ki Kahikatea Farm!

We are lucky enough to be kaitiaki of 16 acres which we have been designing 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 and sharing our knowledge, and growing our community. In our certified organic nursery we grow over 300 varieties of perennial vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, pollinator and pest control plants, shrubs and trees – everything you need for your permaculture system in a one-stop shop. 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 supply living microgreens to cafes and restaurants, and run gardening, permaculture and food forest workshops and courses.

We invite you in through our website to find out what we do here, to share our journey

and this beautiful place for a moment.

We hope you may be inspired to join us on a tour or course,

or to choose some of our plants to add to your own garden or food forest.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.


  • 27 March – It’s a ‘no’ to online sales for now, sorry:( - So we still find ourselves amid some confusion. The nursery industry has been classed as an essential service, however we are only supposed to be performing the most basic of tasks in order to keep our plants alive, basically irrigating and feeding. Because I am working from home by myself, luckily I can still continue to propagate and do other things the larger nurseries are not allowed to be doing, as I pose no risk. Couriers are only allowed to… READ MORE
  • 25 March 2020 – We’re still open for business – we think! - Yesterday our courier confirmed ongoing services; they have their own procedures in place to limit transmission of the virus, so we're still able to send out orders.  However today we heard that unless we are classed as an essential service they may not pick up, so, like many, we are awaiting confirmation. Obviously if we do deliver, we'd advise you to wash your hands well after receiving the package. We have already received an increase in demand as people are… READ MORE