All workshop for the summer of 2021/2 are sold out.

We love sharing what we do on the farm. Join us to learn practical skills for organic gardening, farming and homesteading

“Thanks so much for all this, and the fantastic workshop yesterday. I really appreciate your teaching style; very direct, conscientious and friendly, and your knowledge on this is vast, thanks for having the inspiration to share it!”. Sam Dyson

“I came on the fermenting and gardening courses and I really enjoyed both of them. I thought both courses were well presented and I learnt a lot especially about “just give it a go”….”. Andrea Swanney

"For me the day was pitched just right, I have spent many years with my hands in the soil and I came because I am wanting to ramp up our food production for our catering business. Therefore, theory, mistakes made on the journey and suppliers information was exactly what I needed. (Although seeing your beautiful market garden first hand made my heart sing, it was not my primary motive :-) “. Karen Ward

"My partner attended the advanced gardening workshop prior to me attending the pickling/fermenting and preserving workshop, and I’m so glad our learned skills will be able to compliment each others, I can now put to good use what he is growing more of :)

I particularly liked the learning surrounding microbes and gut health - as a new midwife I aim to educate women around this importance for both mums and babies - so having a few recipes and ideas up my sleeve is also hugely beneficial". Deb Boyd

"The Beginners permaculture workshop was really useful for the small,home gardener, lots of useful tips for me to make more of my smallspace, but its also great for those with a bit more land. Very well presented and interesting covering a lot in a short time". Lyn Hamilton-Hunter

"I’ve just completed the Advanced Gardening Workshop at Pakaraka Permaculture. Yotam’s knowledge is vast, yet he communicates even complex subjects in a clear and easy to understand manner. The farm is inspirational and the setting is beautiful, I cannot recommend this course enough - thank you !". Amanda Graham

"The course was packed with useful information with a good balance of discussion and practical presentations. Both Yotam and Niva were warm and friendly and their passion for premaculture shone through. The course showed us the workings and practicalities of life as a market gardener and taught us the concepts of growing sustainably and being good stewards of the land. Jeanette and Harry were
gracious and knowledgeable hosts who were generous with their time and farming experience with our group. If you are thinking of becoming a market gardener, this course is a must." Sophie Holmes

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Upcoming Events

9th October - Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
12th October - Online Course Organic Market Gardening - 9 Weeks 
16th October - Advanced Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
30th October - Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
31st October - Advanced Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
4-7th November - Workshops at the Garden Marlborough Festival (Blenheim)
13th November - Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop at Kelmarna Gardens (Auckland)
14th November - Advanced Home Gardening Workshop at Kelmarna Gardens (Auckland)
22 - 26th November - Market Gardening Intensive (Pakaraka Farm)
6 - 10th December - Regenerative Living Intensive (Pakaraka Farm)


15th January - Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
16th January - Advanced Home Gardening Workshop  (Pakaraka Farm)
5th March - Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)
6th March - Advanced Home Gardening Workshop  (Pakaraka Farm)
15-16th March - Organic Market Gardening Two Days Workshop (Pakaraka Farm)


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