Organic Market Garden and Education Centre for Regenerative Living
On the farm you will find sheep, cows, chickens, worms, bees, olive orchard, pecan orchard, chestnut orchard, home fruit orchard, home vegetable garden, passive solar house, reclaimed wood built barn, timber plantations and regenerating bush. The farm is off grid, powered by solar and micro-hydro systems, and has multiple springs that flow from the native bush.
Established by Harry Parke and Jeanette Fitzsimons in 1991. The farm sells fresh produce, cut flowers, olive oil, chestnuts products, pecans and livestock.
Pakaraka Permaculture is a 1/4 acre organic market garden, 1/2 acre food forest, a Permaculture consultancy and an education centre for Permaculture, Organic gardening and Self-sufficiency, established in 2014 by Niva and Yotam Kay, with the burning desire to feed their community with the best food they can grow and to teach others these valuable skills.
Meet the Farmers
Harry Parke has been a long time organic farmer. Has vast experience as a professional in livestock care and management, including 20 years as a professional and competition sheep shearer . Co-founder of Pakaraka farm.
Niva Kay studied interdisciplinary environmental studies (where she met Yotam) and continued into Permaculture design. She had many hands-on experiences around the globe, growing, building and
creating while searching for practical sustainable solutions to our global environmental crises. Niva and Yotam co-taught Permaculture design courses in Israel. Niva is a photographer and cinematographer, producer and director. Check out here current project - Strike 4 Climate The Film. Niva is behind all of Pakaraka Permaculture's social media.
Yotam Kay 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, and is a certified teacher. Yotam had been working on a wide range of projects before establishing Pakaraka Permaculture in 2014; leading community garden projects, establishing food gardens & sustainability programs in schools, to managing commercial organic gardens in New
Shaked From has been living 'off-grid' for the last decade, focusing on exploring and creating collaborations for regenerative abundance as a response to the global crises. Shaked has been one of the Trustees developing Kotare Village, managed the Heritage Fruit Tree Nursery and Forest Garden for Koanga Institute, and worked with schools and other institutions in establishing food/educational gardens. Shaked has been teaching Permaculture related courses such as Design, Propagation, Forest garden design and management, Appropriate technologies, Bio-char production and application, Bio-intensive gardening, etc. Shaked specifically enjoys exploring practical, place based, regenerative solutions for simple living.