These people are authentic and wise; they know their stuff, they walk the talk. They’re the people I trust enough to recommend to you.
Sustainable Living Workshops
Human Bushcraft and Wild Living Escape the rat race and reconnect with nature (and yourself) on one of Steve and Jenny’s beautiful workshops. Highly recommended to get the kids off the play station and excited about the natural world.
Endangered Crafts Warren Bailley, master craftsman. Learn the old crafts or get bespoke pieces made for you. A workshop with Warren should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Edible Garden Get wise about fruit trees. From smart design, to good management, to the art of espalier.
Curious Cook For the most fun to be had in the kitchen, get along to one of Alexis’ cheese or pasta making workshops.
The Farmhouse Kitchen You are what you eat! Pip and Emily teach you how to make real food – sourdough, crackers, kefir, yoghurt…. Invest in your wellbeing with this inspiring weekend.
Kahikatea Farm Permaculture design and our local food forest experts.
Trees, seeds, tools, compost and cool plants
Crafty Gatherer Broadforks (3 sizes), wooden seedling trays, top bar beehives and more – beautifully hand crafted by Marco and Tess.
LovePlantLife Seeds Our local seed shop. Selling open pollinated, untreated seeds for our bioregion. For expert advice from our favourite seed geek, check out Anna’s inspiring catalogue.
Edible Garden Fruit trees for our bio region, grown with love by Sarah and her team. Sarah is our fruit tree guru.
Kahikatea Farm Finally a nursery with useful plants! Medicinal, companion, nitrogen fixing, edible and groundcover plants – permaculture practitioner heaven!
Central Tree Crops Research Trust Where Mark and his team explore heritage apples, beans and tomatoes and discover their healing power
Kapiti Seedbank Kapiti’s community chest of seeds
Trinity Farm Every garden must have at least one glorious, heritage rose. Visit Karen for expert rose advice (and to enjoy her gorgeous garden).
Paranui Organics The organic compost that started my gardens! Glen and Jacinta are proud of their compost and so they should be.
Inspiration and a Helping Hand
Brooklyn Community Orchard The most beautiful, inspiring community orchard ever! Would be fruit tree growers in Wellington are wise to visit.
Organic NZ For expert advice on all things organic, plus lots of handy networks for organic gardeners.
Help Me Net The best small business website builder, hand holder and cheer leading team in the land
Purebread Bread you can call the staff of life because of a long slow ferment, organic ingredients and a singing baker.
Homegrown Kitchen I highly recommend this blog to anyone wanting to eat well. Nicola’s food is super delicious and nutritious (how to have your cake and eat it too!)
My Petite Kitchen Another of my NZ food heroes, Eleanor Ozich; whole food yumminess. I feel nourished just reading her blog.