Ben and Murray will introduce you to the main strategies, skills and techniques needed in order to maintain a forest garden as a regenerative ecological system for production, and for soil, plant and animal health.
We will discuss the need for Nutrient Dense Food, the use of fertilisers and organic sprays, we will practice chop n drop, mulch, grass management and possible establishment methods. We will discuss and practice the pruning of most common plants in forest gardens, including young fruit trees and support species (this was taught previously in a separate pruning workshop)
This is a super empowering, exciting and inspirational workshop, both theoretically and hands on practical. This workshop can be undertaken as a stand alone workshop or can be combined with Forest Garden Design to form the Forest Garden Intensive
We are committed to Inspiring and supporting regenerative living in New Zealand through education. Empowering home gardeners to develop efficient gardening skills, build top soil and improve their health through enjoying their own quality, nutrient dense produce.
The food served on our courses is:
- Locally Sourced
- Nutrient Dense
- 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 this.
All workshop prices include meals and tent sites with basic 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.
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 microbially 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 installments; 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.