Garden Name: Graeme Kettle
Property Description: Over the last 4 years at Oromahoe, Graeme, his partner Debbie and her mother Jackie, have created organic edible landscapes where their young children free range, where wildlife is welcome, and where the Mauri (life energy) flourishes.
They have developed diverse productive food forests and sustainable garden systems that can thrive through a drought without the use of irrigation or town water supply. They grow practically all their own fruit and vegetables and their food forests sustained the family of 5 within just 1 year. They are passionate seed savers, particularly of heritage varieties, and have helped build up strong community gift economy networks such as crop swaps.
“The integrated orchard and vegetable gardens at Oromahoe were enlightening... Graeme has been experimenting with permaculture, biodynamics and hua parakore (Maori organics) for over 15 years. The success of which was evident.” – Vaughan Gunson, Northern Advocate, Feb. 19 2022
There is a lot to learn from their gardens, set amongst some lovely rock walls, and this year there is a new experimental syntropic agroforestry garden.
Food Forests and Edible Landscapes: Sunday 11am - 12 noon
Food Forests and Edible Landscapes: Sunday 3pm – 4pm
Opening Days and Times:
Sun 19th Feb 9am - 4pm