About the Trail

The next Northland Edible Garden Trail will run between the 2nd and 11th February 2024.

The trail will feature inspirational edible gardens throughout Northland that will be open for the public to meet the gardeners, have a chat, look, learn and to be inspired to grow fruit and vegetables in a sustainable way. The trail features small urban gardens, to rural lifestyle blocks to commercial growers and includes demonstrations and workshops.  

Trail Dates:

There are no pre-purchased tickets.  Entry is $3 per person per garden, children are free. 

The Northland Edible Garden Trail is being run as a not-for-profit event.

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Interested in showing your edible garden?

If you would like to show your edible garden in February 2024 click the link below for more information. 

Click to see the Expressions of Interest Form

Whangarei Gardens

Click below to see the Whangarei gardens that will feature in the 2024 Northland Edible Garden Trail. 

Mid North Gardens

Click below to see the Mid North gardens that will feature in the 2024 Northland Edible Garden Trail. 

Far North Gardens

Click below to see the Far North gardens that will feature in the 2024 Northland Edible Garden Trail. 

Zoom Webinar: No Dig Gardening

Friday 2nd February 2024  7:30pm, 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdemhrzsvGdNUpejml-xP9lKxnumucwXR

Presenter: Charles Dowding, Somerset, England.

Cost: Free

Charles has been an organic No Dig Gardener for over 40 years. He makes gardening simple, joyfull; and easy while obtaining greater yields. He has just come back from running a series of No Dig Gardening workshops in South America. Check out his Website, FaceBook group, Youtube Channell:and/or one of his 14 books that he has written.



Live online tour: 

Syntropic Agroforestry

Friday 9th February, 10am to 11am

link: https://facebook.com/events/s/northland-edible-garden-trail-/1070390107546825/

Presenter: Arthur McInnes, Northland, NZ

Cost: Free

Arthur lives in the Kaimamaku Valley with his partner Liadan with four generations of family on 30 acres. They have been practicing regenerative living and planting food forests for the last 9 years, incorporating permaculture and syntropic agroforestry principles. Together they started Twin Falls Nursery which sells online and sends plants all over Aotearoa. Arthur is passionate about doing his part to help build a regenerative future for Aotearoa.




"Korero on Hua Parakore Principles"

Wednesday 7th February 

9am to 11am

Venue: 19 Oromahoe School Road, Oromahoe, Bay of Islands

Cost: Free, koha if you like.

"Hua parakore is a kaupapa Māori (Indigenous) system and framework for growing kai (product and food)) developed by Te Waka Kai Ora (National Maori Organics Authority). It is based on the infinite richness and wisdom of whānau and hapū. There are six key hua parakore kaupapa that we can work with in the māra; whakapapa, wairua, mana, māramatanga, mauri and Te Ao Tūroa. All of these kaupapa (principles) are interconnected and are drawn from the mātauranga (Māori knowledge) continuum". - Jessica Hutchings

Come and share your experiences with using Hua Parakore. If you are new to this knowledge then you are most welcome to come and learn with everyone else.


Send any queries you have about the trail to: NorthlandEdibleGardenTrail@gmail.com