Five Day | Gardening Masterclass | 3rd to 8th March 2024


How to garden regeneratively to grow nutrient dense food using the bio intensive method

Tutors:      Michele Griffiths, Isiah Waihi and Kay Baxter
Location:   Koanga institute, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Date:         Sun 3rd – Fri 8th March, 2024
9am – 4pm daily

Full price $970

Early bird discount price of $885 available until 10th February 2025

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Learn why BioIntensive Gardening is the most efficient system we know of and how using this system you can grow high quality food in a super efficient way whilst also growing soil.

Kay will give you an understanding of what nutrient dense food is, and how to test your food, using a refractometer, to see how nutrient dense it is. You will learn how our food communicates with our bodies, and how the strength and clarity of that communication largely determines our health today and for our children and grandchildren tomorrow.

You will then learn some key principles behind growing nutrient dense food.  How to use that understanding and information to design your best way to grow nutrient dense food. We will teach you a range methods from bought fertiliser to doing it all yourself via the compost heap, and the biochar burner and more…

Michele, Isiah and Kay will bring you state of the art best practice for both Biointensive Gardening and Growing Nutrient Dense Food. This week is an opportunity to get the theory and hands on practice so that you will return home with enough confidence to begin your own journey of growing nutrient dense food effectively, efficiently, using state of the art best practice methods. You will be inspired to new heights with these teachers. Every body seriously growing food should do the Gardening Masterclass!

The welcome will commence at 4:30pm on Sunday, so please arrive any time from 3:00pm onwards, allowing you time to set up your tent/sleeping space and get settled.

The plan for Sunday is:
4:30pm            Welcome
5:00pm            Tea and walk facilities together
6:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm            Introduction circle

Meals Included Here at Koanga we are very aware of how important food is to eco-systems, people, cultures, communities and ultimately our health.

All food served on our courses is:

  • Locally Sourced
  • Organic
  • Unrefined
  • Nutrient Dense
  • Traditional
  • Prepared following Weston A. Price principles

We will not be catering for food preference or intolerance. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact us with your queries [email protected] so we can further discuss.

Camping Facilities Included We have set this workshop up so you are able to camp onsite and use our facilities. You’re also welcome to stay somewhere in Wairoa at your own cost, if you prefer. If you are coming from far away and wish to arrive the night before and leave the day after the workshop you will need to let us know. Usually people arrange their own food and their own cooking facilities during this time.

About Koanga: The Koanga Institute is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. We run multiple courses, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in organic living, Permaculture, regenerative animal management, appropriate technology and alternative building methods.

The workshops, apprenticeships and internships are for anyone interested in living sustainably, designing their own lives and empowering change in their communities. Koanga Institutes range of leading edge courses impart knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to be more self-reliant and resilient in supporting your family and your local community. These include learning about growing highly mineralized microbially active soil, the basis for nutrient dense food (beyond organic) and holistic health, preparing and acquiring nutrient dense food and many other workshops.

Please note: The Workshop will be confirmed two weeks before it begins. If circumstances prevent the Workshop from going ahead, enrolment fees will be refunded in full.

Payment Options: We can offer an option for you to pay off the Workshop in installments; providing that the Workshop has been paid for in full no later than 2 weeks before the start date. To ask further questions, secure your place or organise payment options please e-mail [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel their place at a workshop with more than three weeks notice will be given an 85% refund, however cancellations after this time can only be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours, no refund can be given