Kay Baxter 's Profile
- Joined: 12/06/2011
- Last Updated: 11/05/2012
- Location: Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
- Climate Zone: Mediterranean
- Gender: Female
- Web site: www.koanga.org.nz
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Wairoa, New Zealand
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My Permaculture Qualifications
- Permaculture Design Course
- Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
- Verifying teacher: Max Lindegger
- Other Teachers: Max Lindegger, Lea Harrison
- Location: Auckland
- Date: Feb 1984
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Climate ZonesKay Baxter has permaculture experience in:
- Cool Temperate
- Warm Temperate
About Kay Baxter
I have always been a gardener, and my life's work has been saving the heritage seeds of New Zealand, and finding practical solutions for home gardeners, for growing healthy soils, nutrient dense food and nurturing the culture of gardening and simple living in New Zealand.
In 1997 I co-founded the Koanga Institute, where I am presently the CEO, teaching apprentices and working to ensure that our enterprises support the work that we are doing, maintaining and distributing NZ's largest collection of Northern bio-region heritage fruit trees, and a national New Zealand heritage seed collection.
In 1983 I was inspired by Bill Mollisons presentation at the NZ Tree Crops association conference, and attended a Permaculture design course the following year with Max Lindegger and Lea Harrison. This started an ongoing passion in collecting first heritage fruit trees and a small nursery, and then heritage vegetable seeds.
My work has been featured in many documentaries over the years and I have written several books and guides for home gardeners.
* The Koanga Garden Guide
* Design Your Own Orchard
* Change of Heart:The Ecology of Nourishing Food
* Save Your Own Seed
* How to Grow Nutrient Dense Food.
I am currently strengthening the Koanga Institute's ability to inspire gardeners to produce nutrient dense food, and process and prepare food in accord with traditional principles (in association with the Weston A. Price Foundation) to develop our capabilities in simple sustainable living.
I am currently working on a garden design process guide, which will be published shortly, using pattern language. This will help people design their gardens so that they automatically follow all the critical principles to make it sustainable for the long haul.