Living In Peace Permaculture

The Living In Peace Project incorporates a 7-acre permaculture farm, which is currently under development. The objective of the farm is to provide our guests with seasonal, locally grown organic food meals everyday. An abundance of top quality, enzymatically rich, nutritious and fresh produce will be harvested daily and crafted into exceptional, delicious, healthy lunches and dinners for Karamea Farm Baches and Rongo guests.

Tours of the farm are conducted daily to show guests where and how their food has been grown and to provide interested people with information about organic agriculture, companion planting, composting techniques, soil nutrition, permaculture design and principles.

Tour of Old-Growth Forest in Karamea

Karamea Connections Oparara Basin Tour
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Flock of Sheep on Farm

Living in Peace Project Permaculture Farm

Hot Composting 101

Hot Composting 101

PDC Lecturer Dave Tailby with PDC Students Luc Gregoire and Anneliese McNaughton

PDC Lecturer Dave Tailby with PDC Students Luc Gregoire and Anneliese McNaughton

Aquaculture Lecturer Annalise Runarson

Aquaculture Lecturer Annalise Runarson

On Contour: Plotting a Swale

On Contour: Plotting a Swale

The Economics of Permaculture with LivinginPeace Project Founder Paul Murray

The Economics of Permaculture with LivinginPeace Project Founder Paul Murray

LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby Shares his Knowledge

LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby Shares his Knowledge

A simple café/gallery/restaurant will be built in the centre of the farm and guests will be able to enjoy a locally grown, freshly harvested, organic meal looking out over where their food was grown. The restaurant will be established on a no-waste model, designed to maximise energy efficiency and built with minimum environmental impact.

Permaculture design courses are offered in the winter months to encourage people to come and stay and learn about the theory of permaculture and then have the opportunity to see permaculture in practice and learn the practical side of permaculture on the Living In Peace Farm.

Permaculture Farm Development

Wwoofers with Guest Permaculturalist Jurgen

Farm Tour with Moo and Rusty

Farm Tour with Moo and Rusty

Wwoofers 2011

Farm Team

Potluck Dinner at Rongo

Pot-Luck Dinner at Rongo

View of the Farm

Living in Peace Project Permaculture Farm

Dinner at Rongo Backpackers

Pot-Luck Dinner at Rongo

Peace Garden at Rongo

Peace Garden at Rongo

Harvesting Spuds

Spud Harvest

Aerial View of Karamea

Karamea from Above

Rongo Backpackers Gallery Aerial View

Rongo Backpackers Gallery Aerial View

Big Rimu Tree in Karamea

Big Tree Tour

Making Compost

Making Compost

Moo and Rusty lend a hand

"Moo" and "Rusty" lend a hand

Preparing Garden Beds

Preparing Garden Beds

Harvesting Maori Potatoes

Harvesting Maori Potatoes

Talking Compost with Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby

Talking Compost with Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby

View of Mount Stormy, Karamea

Karamea Scenery

Dave Teaching Composting Class

Making Compost with Permaculture Farm Manager Dave Tailby

Mother Duck

Mother Duck