Preparation for Food Forest Design course

Food-Forest-NZQA-TutorsWe’re only three weeks away from starting the first 19-week Food Forest Design course, and I’ve put together some resources for the people wanting to lay some foundations for this.

For anyone wanting to get a foundation understanding of this subject, these are some of the highlights of the abundance of content that has become available over the last couple of years.


And if you’re really keen



UPDATE: The North Island course had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers, but two of the people registered for it are transferring to the South Island course beginning in July.


  1. Kevin Tinker says

    Live in Hastings. Am ex-farmer from Zimbabwe. Been here 14 years. Am involved at present as a volunteer in forming a community garden on about a hectare of land. Keen to know more about your Food Forest course. Email on its way shortly.

    • says

      Thank you Kevin – I’ve replied by email, but I see you’ve found this article 🙂 and I imagine you’ve found the Food Forest Course (menu above). I’ll call you soon.

  2. says

    Thank you for sharing links to my podcast.

    Your students may also be interested in exploring the interviews with Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier, who codified many of the food forest ideas in their books, Edible Forest Gardens Volume 1 & 2.
    Dave Jacke on Forest Gardens and Permaculture:

    Eric Toensmeier:
    Perennials, Broadscale Permaculture, and Food Forests –

    Financial Permaculture –

    Carbon Farming –

    • says

      The first block course (5-day) will be in Dunedin at Jon Foote’s Resilience Centre. The other three 3-day block courses (each one about a month apart, will be in Riverton, Central Otago and Christchurch.

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