What is Permaculture?

Permaculture comes from the words ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’ and was devised by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s as a way to grow food in a sustainable way. It has broadened to encompass all aspects of holistic design as applied to growing food, utilising water in the landscape, building shelter, resilience and disaster[…]

Is the nursery open to the public?

At this time the nursery is not open to the public, except by prior arrangement to collect pre-paid orders. Also, our scheduled tours and courses all include a tour of the nursery.

Can I visit the farm?

The farm is not open to the public except for scheduled tours and courses. Other tours can be arranged for private groups, please contact us for more information.

Do you take wwoofers, interns or volunteers?

We are grateful to the many ‘wwoofers’ and volunteers who have helped over the years to make the farm what it is today. We are no longer members of the formal WWOOF scheme but we do occasionally take people on a wwoofing basis, and we are always keen to hear from potential volunteers who live[…]

Is there a minimum order?

No, there is no minimum order, we can still send one plant, but of course the freight costs are proportionally higher.

Can you freight plants to my address?

We can freight our plants to any address in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Different rates apply depending on how many plants you order, the type of plants, and whether you are urban or rural. Freight rates will be applied once you have placed an order but before invoicing.  We cannot ship overseas.

Are your plants organic?

All of our nursery stock is certified organic with Organic Farm New Zealand (Producer number 1360) apart from a few of our microgreens. These few exceptions are due to not being able to source organic seed, however the plants are still grown in organic media and subject to all our other usual procedures so you[…]