This workshop is a mix of theory and practice. You will learn all of the techniques necessary to propagate all of your own fruit and nut trees, and to go about saving the heritage fruit trees in your own family whanau or bioregional heritage orchards.
As we learn each thing you will then do it
Kay has been running an organic heritage fruit tree nursery for over 30 years now and learned much of what she knows from elderly Tree Crops men in the 1980’s, and lots of personal experience. This workshop has been attended by many people from all over NZ over many years now and it has been one of the main drivers in this land for empowering people to save their own heritage trees and around the country.
We will cover growing plants by seed.. by cuttings, .. by grafting/budding
And we’ll learn about rootstocks and scion wood
All the time talking about why we do things in different ways for different plants.
The cost of this workshop includes you taking home plant material to begin a home orchard or propagation facility or both and includes
Many types of seeds including heritage peaches and nectarines, nuts and forest garden support species
Many types of cuttings including grapes, figs and berries
Rootstocks and rootstock plant, material including apple rootstocks, pear rootstocks and stone fruit rootstocks
Plus rooted suckers and plants of other things .
This plant material is worth well over $250 per person and some of it unavailable elsewhere. We add it to this workshop for $140 per person
You will also go home with much printed material covering things you have learned to make it easier when you get home.
This day is a huge download of information so please be on time.
Morning and afternoon tea provided
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 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 three 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.