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Koanga Garden Guide – A complete Guide to Gardening Organically and Regeneratively

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The Koanga Garden Guide is the one book every NZ gardener should have. This brilliant read comprehensively instructs on month-by-month orchard and garden management, seed saving, moon calendar, companion planting, chicken keeping as well as fantastic cultural background for our heritage seeds and plants.

Pages 345, printed and bound in NZ

dedicated to all those elderly gardeners in Aotearoa, who have kept alive for us, against all the odds, our heritage fruit trees. It is time for these Taonga of ours to become familiar to us all again, for tham to be grown and loved by us. It is time for these Taonga to nourish us again in a way that no other food can.    Kay Baxter

​I believe so strongly in supporting the work Kay and the team have done for Aotearoa, that

I am donating all profits from the sale of Koanga seeds and publications straight back to them, as an acknowledgement of the hard work they have done for our community over the past 30+ years!

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Kay has been a gardener for as long as she can remember.  She is well known as the founder of the Koanga Institute, a charitable trust dedicated to saving our heirloom food plants and supporting gardeners to use them in their lives again.

Guide Contains:

  • The guide covers what to do in the garden month to month
  • Critical Components of a Successful Garden
  • Growing Soil and Nutrient Dense Food
  • Bed preparation
  • The Art of Compost Making
  • More Ideas for feeding Soil
  • Crops for Beneficial Insects
  • Crop Rotation
  • Seed Propagation
  • Transplanting and Growing Your Seedlings
  • Watering
  • Building a Hotbed
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Greenhouses
  • Hand Tools
  • Seed Saving
  • Perennial Vegetables
  • Introduction to Forest Gardens
  • Cultural Details of Vegetables like heritage status, growing zones, companion planting, heritage vegetables and flowers listed that they stock
  • Moon Calendar, month-by-month info.
KOANGA is the home of New Zealand’s largest heritage food plant collection.

Their goal is to inspire and support your journey in regenerative living. Read our blog post for more information or look at their website for more seeds and heaps of educational material.


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