The Permakai Programme

We are currently reviewing how we offer this programme so please contact us for details.

This programme consists of 12 modules. It is designed to give you the confidence to start your own market garden operation. You can go at your own speed, starting and pausing when you like. When the activities will take place depends on the season.

Topics covered are:

  • Introduction to market gardening
  • Bed preparation
  • Composting
  • Seeds and planting
  • Increasing soil fertility
  • Crop planning
  • Planting by the moon calendar (biodynamics)
  • Seed saving
  • Perennials
  • Using animals
  • Business aspects
  • Miscellaneous

Each module takes approximately 5 days to complete and this can be spread over as many days as you like. The practical work will be interspersed with some classroom learning and exercises.

We recommend you keep a diary of the work you do and the lessons learned. If you wish to record a particular piece of instruction then we ask you share this with us so we can use it to instruct others. You can also download a workbook here

There is no charge for this Programme since the practical work you do will benefit us. Unless you decide to sell your produce in which case we may ask you for a contribution, typically $30pm.

Permakai Programme

Please provide your details below. Once we have accepted your registration you will have access to the detailed programme page where you can learn in more detail what we offer.

Will you market the produce you grow?