Current happenings


Exciting news! - New edition of Design Your Own Orchard now in stock

Design Your Own Orchard has been out of stock for a while but the new edition is now available. The 3rd edition has a new cover and also updated and additional information. A great resource for planning an orchard or forest garden but also for ongoing management and development.

Kay is also in the process of editing/rewriting the Design Your own Forest Garden Booklet using what we have learned over past 5 years since we wrote the first edition ..It will be vastly  improved in both step by step design process and also information included. It will also include subtropical and Mediteranean design data bases as well as temperate.

We expect this Booklet to be available in Early February. It will cost $15. All those who buy now will be send copies as soon as it arrives here from the printer at that time.

Fruit Tree e-catalogue available - 16th February 

We are currently finalising our fruit tree availability and preparing the catalogue. Now is the perfect time to plan your orchard of heritage fruit trees and to order ready for planting this winter. Stocks are limited so get in quick to have the full choice of what we have. Priority is given to Koanga members so only members will be able to order trees until 2nd March. Availability information and ordering here from 16th February.

Guided tour

Want to find out more about Koanga Institute and have a chance to see our gardens and orchards. Next Guided Tour is on Saturday 3rd March 2018 Book a place here


What to plant now

For information on what to do now in the garden and orchard check out our Moon Calendar

Its definitely time to get planting now. If you're not sure what to plant check out our Heritage Vegetable selector charts, these are a great resource to help you choose which pumpkins, tomatoes, beans and corn are right for your situation. 

 Workshops for Regenerative Living

Our Permaculture Design Course is happening now and we have lots of other exciting workshops happening soon.  Whether your interest is in Seed Saving, Butchery, Fruit Tree Propagation, Growing Healthy, Nutrient Dense Food or Reclaiming Your Health we have a workshop for you.  Details of courses and workshops  here