One Day | Introduction to Biointensive Gardening CANCELLED


Tutor:           Michele Griffiths
Date:             Saturday  27th April 2019
Time:            9 am to 4 pm
Price:            $130

Full price $130

Early bird discount price of $117 available until 13th April                      

Location:     Koanga Institute, 96 Kotare Road, RD5, Wairoa 


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This is an introduction to bio-intensive gardening, a very efficient cost effective way of growing high quality vegetables while continually improving your soil. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Deep soil aeration
  • Composting, nutrient maintenance, growing carbon
  • Seeds and seedlings
  • Watering
  • Calorie efficient crops
  • Planning and rotations
  • A whole systems approach

About Michele Griffiths: Michele is our garden manager and is an experienced and competent gardener and biointensive grower. 

About Koanga:  The Koanga Institute Centre for Regenerative Living, is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. For your benefit, we run multiple workshops, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in regenerative living, Permaculture, and appropriate technologies.

Our 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.   For a full range of what we offer, please refer to our website

Refreshments will be provided. Please provide your own lunch.

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

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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