We are Ashley, Brendan and Colin, Kiwi Gardeners spanning 3 generations, living here in Northland. We believe our perspectives, practical ideas and decades of combined experience growing local food and local seed can benefit local individuals, families and communities. Our vision is to share our knowledge and experience freely and widely with the people of Northland.
Our mission is to help strengthen the health and resilience of individuals, families and communities in Northland by supporting local seed and local food initiatives.
Our vision is for healthy, eco-friendly, vibrant gardens to blossom throughout Northland,
producing an abundance of quality, nutrient-rich food, grown from local seed,
in enduring ways appropriate to each place and its people.
To achieve this, we work with a wholistic, dynamic, integrated approach that has evolved through decades of growing experience.
If you are visiting our site from another country, Kia ora! Welcome to our home, New Zealand.
New Zealand is composed of two large islands, known as the North & South Islands, and lots of smaller islands off their coasts and further afield. These islands sit in the western half of the South Pacific Ocean, nearly 2,000 kilometres to the east of Australia. We live in the Far North of the North Island, with a climate which allows us to grow an amazing variety of plants.
We would like to introduce you to our identity as “Kiwi Gardeners”. Many people know of the “kiwifruit”, a fuzzy subtropical fruit loaded with Vitamin C. Some may be aware of the endangered, flightless bird species native to New Zealand, given the name “kiwi” by the indigenous Maori people, that has become a national symbol of New Zealand. For us, “Kiwi” expresses our unique identity in the world as New Zealanders, as we have been evolving our way of life on our remote South Pacific Islands over the generations.