We’re The Home Of New Zealand’s Largest Heritage Food Plant Collection
We are here to inspire and support your journey in regenerative living. Take a look around our website for 100% organic, regenerative and NZ grown seeds, trees, and perennials, as well as workshops, guided tours and publications and heaps of useful information.
Regeneratively grown New Zealand heritage seeds and plants along with books, booklets, workshops and more
Becoming a member of Kōanga helps to support our important work and brings members benefits too!
Kōanga Knowledge Base
Heaps of information here on all aspects of growing and living regeneratively. Please come on in and explore!
Saving New Zealand’s Heritage Food Plants
Kōanga’s story begins in the early 1980s when founders Kay Baxter and Bob Corker moved from Auckland up to Bob’s family farm in Kaiwaka. Kay noticed that the wild fruit trees growing along the roadsides and around the Kaipara Harbour were healthier and more productive, with far better tasting fruit than anything available in the Garden Centres. Kay realised that these trees had been brought here by early settlers and that they were mostly neglected and dying out. This prompted her to start collecting these heritage fruit trees, and in the process also began to collect and realise the importance of their stories and their whakapapa.
We are very excited about everything that is happening at Kōanga and wanted to share this with you all so created this video tour.