Certified Organic Nursery - Food Forest Plants -

Permaculture Courses - Consultancy & Design

Welcome to Kahikatea Farm, a 16 acre farm designed 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 our knowledge, and growing our community. In our nursery we grow over 200 varieties of certified organic vegetable seedlings, edible and medicinal herbs, companion plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Read more... 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 run gardening, permaculture and food forest workshops and courses, and provide consultancy services.

Aronia & Himalayan Strawberry Back in Stock!

Aronia berries

We have a few of our most popular plants back in stock - including Aronia Berry (Aronia melanocarpa) and Himalayan Strawberry (Cornus capitata). We sell out of these plants quickly every year so be in quick with your orders!



Two Opportunities at Kahikatea Farm

Come and work at Kahikatea Farm!


 1. Nursery worker required 2 days a week from end August to early December. No experience necessary but keen gardener preferred or someone interested in plants and keen to learn.


2. Volunteer for food forest and vege garden areas in return for food and (basic) accomodation. minimum one month, preferably 2 - 3. End August to end November/early December. No experience required, just an interest in plants, permaculture and organics and a willingness to learn. Good level of fitness required!


Both positions could be taken by the same person if suitable.


Please email Jo for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Otane Market

otane marketWe are currently taking a break from Sundays at Otane market to focus on other projects such as expanding the nursery. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are in Central Hawke's Bay you'll find our plants at Nature's Nurture in Waipawa, or we can deliver a large box of plants for just $5 to some non-rural areas.