Seed saving, permaculture and sustainable education New Zealand
Welcome to Koanga Institute, home of New Zealand's largest heritage organic seed collection. We focus on growing nutrient dense food and seeds in a regenerative manner for the next generation's health and well being. Take a look around our website to buy seeds, take a course, read research.
The course was so exciting for me on many different levels, I learnt so much more than I ever anticipated. The permaculture teaching was beautifully woven along with a strong Weston A Price approach to food, and Kay’s very specific knowledge on gardening techniques to grow nutritious food we all need. It was an amazing holistic blend of wisdom, knowledge, spiritual, emotional and practical components. It gave me a vision for a future that I’m excited about. aroha KJ
This course was a very emotional, passionate, informative, 12 day, 12 hours per day course. This has been a life changing experience. I write on behalf of Kirsten and I who have been truly inspired by you both, Kay and Bob. It is a very rare experience to encounter such giving people with such passion and knowledge, which is truly an honour to be part of such visionary thinking.
Harry and KirstenPDC Students 2011
I have attempted to grow organic vegetables for many years with varying success and like you, have thought I was missing something as I had insect problems, lack of vigour and some total failures and a feeling that I wasn’t getting nutritious crops despite using my own compost and liquid fertiliser etc etc. The principles that you shared with us make a lot of sense and have me excited to incorporate it into my own garden. This is something that should be on everyone’s agenda – having access to nutrient dense food is the key to our health and well being. So thank you, thank you, thank you for your wisdom, passion and generosity in sharing such an important life’s work.
Janene ~ Growing Nutrient Dense Food Workshop
It was something I had been promising to do for years – I was not disappointed with the Growing Nutrient Dense Food workshop in Albany. Well organized and well presented with access to lots of other Koanga material. I’ll do another for sure!