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.

Sea Buckthorn Orders

sea buckthorn

The latest batch of Sea Buckthorn plants has sold out to those lucky (or rather patient!) customers who were first on the list. W should have another batch available later in the year. If you want to go on the waiting list for the please email Jo but please note there is no guarantee of plants this year (2017).



Edible Garden Show 25-26 March

edible garden show stand


We had a great weekend at the Edible Garden Show! Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. We sold lots of plants, had lots of great conversations, and had lots of people signing up for permaculture and food forest courses. We caught up with lots of old friends and former students, met new neighbours to be, got introduced to new-born members of the permaculture community, and did some great networking. It was a great pleasure to meet Xanthe White and Ruud Kleinpaste and an honour to be on the panel discussion with Ruud. Hawke's Bay is definitely buzzing with folks who care about how their food is produced. Thanks to John Bostock for sponsoring the show and the free supply of delicious organic apples!

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.