Introducing: Pakaraka Permaculture

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A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Niva and Yotam of Pakaraka Permaculture for a feature article in the summer issue of Organic NZ Magazine. Watch out for lots of tips and insights into market gardening and a fab life. – It sounds like a great issue, I’ll let you know when it’s out!


Niva and Yotam are three seasons into their highly successful organic market garden and are passionate about food production and sustainable living. We had to be careful to stay on task. Toward the end of our time together we kept veering off into the realms of climate change and how to communicate the importance of changing policy and shifting human consumption of the unnecessary. A topic I have spent years thinking about and taking action on. As you might have too. (More on that in another post shortly.)


Pakaraka Permaculture run market gardening and homesteading workshops and internships. It’s a beautiful setting, just outside Thames, Coromandel and these two are talented teachers. They have a full schedule runnnig this summer, get along to one if you can. 


I love it when you meet new people and walk away friends. Especially ones that produce the best salad ever.  I’ve eaten a lot of salad in my time and I can vouch for that!

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