Organic Heritage Food, Seed & Medicine Workshops

Regular price $3,500.00

This workshop is designed for groups who are seriously interested in starting their own organic farm.

We will cover all the essentials:

  • Principles of indigenous farming
  • Methods of indigenous farming
  • Heritage crops
  • Tools and equipment
  • Seedbed preparation strategies and techniques
  • Successive harvest planning
  • Managing fertility and improving soils organically
  • Growing techniques, direct seeding, and plant propagation
  • Field maintenance and weeding techniques
  • Irrigation options
  • Season extension
  • Post harvesting techniques

This workshop combines class time with practical sessions on our farm, where we demonstrate lots of techniques in the maara.

Our mission is to educate and empower a new generation of growers that will produce top-quality organic products for their community. 

Workshop Itinerary:


  • Arrival of Visitors
  • Opening Ceremony & Introductions
  • The workshop begins with a class

* Break for morning tea

  • Continuation

* Break for lunch


  • Practical sessions start
    • Managing fertility and improving soils
    • Bed preparation strategies and techniques
    • Field maintenance and weeding techniques
    • Growing techniques, direct seeding, and plant propagation
  • Afternoon tea at the gardens 
    • Making amazing salad mixes
    • Making traditional rongoa
    • Health and safety


Food and water will be provided, the organic morning and afternoon tea will also be provided.

Location: The workshop will be held at Awatea Farm, Te Rewarewa Roadway, Whangarei, Northland.

How to Book: We highly encourage you to message us first at This is to ensure we understand your needs first and for us to tailor our services accordingly. 

After confirmation of your booking, we will send you a booking and payment link.

For any questions about this workshop and other services please contact us at or use the contact form.

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