Learn about horticulture, permaculture while helping in the garden in Taranaki, New Zealand


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    I am a teacher of permaculture, organic horticulture and biodynamics. I'm currently turning a one acre property from a rose garden into a permaculture food forest. I run courses from the property. I am also renovating the house, and becoming more self sufficient with food and firewood. Vegetarians and meat eaters welcome. I don't cater for any other diets such as vegan, dairy free, wheat free, fruitarians etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I teach organic horticulture, permaculture and biodynamics and travellers are welcome to attend classes for free when they stay. None of the jobs that need doing need experience as I will be working alongside you and you can learn anything from gardening, to building structures and plastering and landscaping. Preference is given to people who are genuinely interested in gardening/organics/permaculture/ biodynamics - no tyre kickers please.....

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    I have a one acre permaculture property in New Plymouth and need help with gardening - mulching, composting, harvesting, pruning etc. Hard landscaping such as wall building, path making and various other structures around the garden. Also need help renovating inside the house - gibbing, painting, woodwork etc. Artwork - designing signs, murals, mosaics, structure painting. I teach in the evenings so you'll be expected to cook with seasonal ingredients at least 2 nights of the week.

  • Languages spoken

    Welsh: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room - this is usually a double bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Climbing Mount Taranaki, doing any of the walks around Taranaki including the Pouakai track, coastal walkway and Te Henui. Lots of swimming, surfing, outdoor pursuits. Art gallery, Len Lye Centre, Puke Ariki, Paritutu, back beach. There is a regular bus service downtown from just outside the house.

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    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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