Current happenings and events

 Workshops for Regenerative Living

More exciting workshops happening soon.  Whether your interest is in 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 

Solstice Tree Day - Sunday 24th June

We will be open from 11am until 4pm to celebrate trees and forest gardens here at Koanga Institute and Kotare Village. Trees that have been ordered can also be collected during the day. Registration is essential. More information and registration  here

Fruit Tree e-catalogue now available

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. For more information and to order click here 


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.

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.