Biointensive Gardening February 2021


February 21st to 24th 2021

Tutor:           Michele Griffiths with Kay Baxter 
Location:    Koanga Institute, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Date:             Sun 21st to Wed 24th February, 2021
Time:            9am – 4pm daily

Price:           $580

Full price $580

Early bird discount price of $522 available until 25th January

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Learn why Bio-Intensive Gardening is the most efficient system we know of and how using this system you can grow high quality food in a super efficient way whilst also growing soil.

Bio-intensive Gardening is based upon the following:

  • Deep Soil Preparation / Bed Aeration
  • Composting / Nutrient Maintenance / Carbon Efficient Crops
  • High quality seeds and seedlings / Planting by the moon
  • Bed preparation / Composting and fertilizing / Close plant spacing
  • Watering
  • Companion Planting
  • Calorie Efficient crops
  • Planning/Rotation
  • Whole system approach

This workshop is a combination of theory and practical.  You will get to practice everything yourself, and go home inspired and equipped ready to go! This workshop can be undertaken as a stand alone workshop or can be combined with Growing Nutrient Dense Food to form the Koanga Gardening Masterclass

The welcome will commence at 4:30pm on Sunday 21st  February, so please arrive any time from 3:00pm onwards, allowing you time to set up your tent/sleeping space and get settled.

The plan for Sunday is:
4:30pm            Welcome
5:00pm            Tea and walk facilities together
6:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm            Introduction circle

Meals Included

Here at Koanga we are very aware of how important food is to eco-systems, people, cultures, communities and ultimately our health. 

All food served on our courses is:

  • Locally Sourced
  • Organic
  • Unrefined
  • Nutrient Dense
  • Traditional
  • Prepared following Weston A. Price principles 

We will not be catering for food preference or intolerance. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact us with your queries [email protected] so we can further discuss.

Camping Facilities Included We have set this workshop up so you are able to camp onsite and use our facilities. You’re also welcome to stay somewhere in Wairoa at your own cost, if you prefer. If you are coming from far away and wish to arrive the night before and leave the day after the workshop you will need to let us know. Usually people arrange their own food and their own cooking facilities during this time. If you wish to join our meals outside of what the course provides the cost is $10 per meal and once again you will need to let us know in advance by contacting [email protected]

About Koanga: The Koanga Institute, the Permaculture Research Institute of Wairoa New Zealand, is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. For your benefit, we run multiple courses, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in organic living, Permaculture, Thorny Croft animals, appropriate technology and alternative building methods.

The workshops, apprenticeships and internships are for anyone interested in living sustainably, designing their own lives and empowering change in their communities. Koanga Institutes range of leading edge courses impart knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to be more self-reliant and resilient in supporting your family and your local community. These include learning about growing highly mineralized microbically active soil, the basis for nutrient dense food (beyond organic) and holistic health, preparing and acquiring nutrient dense food, many other workshops.

Please note: The Workshop will be confirmed two weeks before it begins. If circumstances prevent the Workshop from going ahead, enrolment fees will be refunded in full.

Payment Options: We can offer an option for you to pay off the Workshop in instalments; providing that the workshop has been paid for in full no later than 2 weeks before the start date. To ask further questions, secure your place or organise payment options please e-mail [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel their place at a workshop with more than two weeks notice will be given an 85% refund, however cancellations after this time can only be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours, no refund can be given.


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