Welcome to Permakai, your friendly permaculture people from Waiuku.

“Live as though you’ll die tomorrow, but farm as though you’ll live forever.” ― John Marsden

Next chapter

The time has come for us to commence a new chapter in our lives and take our Permaculture knowledge and message elsewhere. We have decided to downsize and move to Ireland. Our property is for sale and will go on the market in November through Karl Todd of Harcourts and we plan to say goodbye to New Zealand as soon as we sell the property.

We have sold most of our equipment here is what is left.

Permakai is a lifestyle block in the rural south west of Auckland. We’ve been practicing permaculture and growing seasonal vegetables and herbs here since November 2015. We’re not your standard farmers. We’re just two people who wanted to grow our own food in a sustainable way. And now we’re helping others do the same.

Our mission is to help people become more resilient—to build the skills and tools they need to be self-sufficient and capable of handling whatever future challenges may come their way.

To that end, we offer:

  • Permaculture courses and workshops.
  • A permaculture design and development service.
  • Space for like-minded people who wants to develop their own market garden using our tools and techniques – see a recent news article

If you want to visit or learn more please contact us.

Here is what Rural Living, the local paper had to say about us. Sums up what we do very nicely (just click the image to read).


Bill Mollison, one of the founders of Permaculture, has said: “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”


This is a Maori term meaning “food, meal.”


Growing nutritional food according to the principles of Permaculture.