PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)
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Two People Living Off A 200sqm Garden – Plan Included!

Project: PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)

Posted by Kay Baxter almost 5 years ago

Become self-sustainable and build your food resiliency by following this garden plan and crop rotation following BioIntensive gardening methods. Income is built into the plan!

Introduction

Bob and I (Kay) have just finished 12 months of eating only our own food, not buying anything from the supermarket at all except for salt (from health supplier) and a handful of organic imported spices. It was actually fairly easy and we have no intention of changing back to the supermarket, only going forward from here.

We have been on this site for 3 years and the soil was very poor pumice based soil to begin with.

We have built it up using fertiliser based on the work of Dr Carey Reams and lots of our own amazing compost, as well as recently added clay! (to increase the cation exchange capacity, and speed up the process of soil building)

We combine Biointensive methods with Biological Agriculture and achieve outstanding results. See Kay’s garden blog for more details.

This year we are going to keep a careful track of everything that goes in and out of this garden, including the brix levels, and publish that in my monthly garden blogs. We’re still learning a lot from our garden, and loving every minute in it…

Read Full Blog Post Here

See The Garden Plan Here

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If the idea of growing all your own food sounds exciting you should definitely consider attending one of our upcoming courses!

Permaculture Design Course
August 30th - September 11th, 2015

Spring Internship: Growing Soil, Food & Health
Sept 21st - November 27th, 2015

BioIntensive Gardening
September 28th - 30th, 2015

Growing Nutrient Dense Food
October 5th - 6th, 2015

Urban Garden Design
November 2nd - 3rd, 2015

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