Education for Regenerative Living

Empower yourself with the practical skills to turn your dreams of self-reliance into your reality. We use the Permaculture design process to design and teach solutions for all aspects of our lives and environment. Our guided tours, workshops, permaculture design courses, internships and apprenticeships are all great ways to create your lifestyle or career path in a regenerative way.

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Workshops for Regenerative Living - 5 Day Workshops


Butchery and Meat Processing

17th to 21st August 2020

Learn home butchering skills for small animals: poultry, goats, pigs and sheep

Gardening Masterclass

20th to 25th September 2020

How to garden regeneratively to grow nutrient dense food using the bio intensive method. Comprises Biointensive Gardening and Growing Nutrient Dense Food Workshops

Forest Garden Intensive

27th September to 2nd October 2020

Designing, implementing and managing Forest Gardens. Comprises Forest Garden Design and Forest Garden Management Workshops

Short Workshops - One or two days


Introduction to Seed Saving

Saturday 6th March 2021


Fruit Tree Propagation

Saturday 3rd July 2021


Introduction to Pruning

Sunday 4th July 2021

On-line workshops

ReGeneration Productions is an online education platform created by Kay Baxter and Vitor Crispim. ReGen has partnered with Koanga to create online courses with videos, databases and webinars to inspire and support us all to be the change we wish to see in the world.

Purchases are to be made from the Regeneration Productions website but every workshop sale that reaches Regeneration Productions via the Koanga website results in a payment to Koanga to support our work.

Koanga Gardening Online Masterclass

An opportunity to invest in your education, the health of your whanau and the future of the planet. Includes 5 different courses, and ongoing Garden Management Videos sent to our students at the beginning of every month to support them on their journeys.

Growing Nutrient Dense Food

An inspirational on-line workshop that gives you a step-by-step guide to enable you to grow nutrient dense food, restoring the health of your family and of the earth. 

Regenerative Garden Planning

An on-line workshop teaching a step-by-step planning process to achieve the highest production in the smallest area, in the most efficient way whilst building soil and plant health.

Growing Great Seedlings

An in-depth on-line course on how to grow high-quality seedlings

Growing Great Compost

An on-line workshop showing you how to make compost that is capable of growing Nutrient-Dense food in the most efficient way.

Bed Preparation and Planting

An in-depth course on the Koanga best practice Bed Preparation and Planting. An essential part of the Koanga Gardening Masterclass Series and integrates much of what’s been learned in other courses such as “Garden Planning” “Growing Great Seedlings” and “Growing Great Seedlings”.  

Building a Passive Solar Cloche

An on-line workshop detailing how this Passive Solar Cloche was designed and built using appropriate technology and earth building techniques. Includes full design and instructions. 


Internships are opportunities for students who have done Permaculture learning/workshops/courses here at Koanga or elsewhere, to further that learning by gaining practical experience in their field of interest. Find out more here

Guided Tours

A guided tour will give you an overview of the work of the Koanga Institute, covering all aspects of our work, including:-

        Seed saving

        Heritage fruit tree collections

        Growing Nutrient Dense Food

        Forest Garden Design

        Education around regenerative living

There is heaps to see! We will take you for a walk and look at our BioIntensive seed and food gardens, developing forest gardens, our compost and our seed processing. The Urban garden is looking fantastic and you'll even get to visit Kay's garden!

Booking is essential


Sorry, no dates set at present but you can add your name to the waiting list to be informed if / when dates are set