Ōtākaro Orchard is a living learning environment where people can grow, cook, and preserve their own fruit and veggies. Community experts will share their skills, teaching us where our food comes from and how to grow it ourselves.

Education programmes

For kids

Youth education

We have hands on learning education where students can come visit the site and actively take part in projects. We can tailor activities for different age groups.

Learn about :
  • Permaculture
  • Food forests
  • Making compost
  • Worm farms & Insect Hotels
  • Companion planting
  • Propagating plants
  • Plant care
  • Seed saving
  • Nature play

For Community

Group workshop

We offer one day workshops or a series of lessons for both Schools and Community groups.

Learn about :
  • Permaculture
  • Food forest systems
  • Resource management
  • Regenerative practices
  • Soil and water health
  • Growing soil and feeding the soil web
  • Edible garden systems
  • Nursery systems
  • Pest and disease control

Latest News

Spring Update 2021 – Ōtākaro Orchard

Spring has truly sprung at the Otakaro Orchard and with the other workstreams our team is engaged with. Despite the interruptions to the building industry […]

Building process

Once Ōtākaro Orchard Hub is built it will be self-funding. We’re creating a new model for charities, breaking the cycle of hand outs, freeing Ōtākaro […]