Yotam is a master gardener, growing vegetables and teaching others how to do it since 2005. Yotam loves growing things and sharing his passion for it. Yotam holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design, a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice and is a certified Permaculture teacher.
He is co-author of the #1 best-selling book ‘The Abundant Garden’, and a regular contributor to NZ Gardener Magazine.
Yotam had been working on a wide range of projects before establishing Pākaraka Permaculture in 2014; leading community garden projects, establishing food gardens & sustainability programs in schools, to managing commercial organic gardens in New Zealand.
Niva and Yotam were awarded the peer-reviewed 'Farmer of the Year' at the 2021 Organic NZ Awards.