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Permaculture Internship @ Kaitiaki

An internship at Kaitiaki Farm can be an adventure. This weekend we rescued a lamb from deep mud on the┬áneighbour’s property.

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Heloisa and Marina were happy to see the lamb freed. After a few hours her legs warmed up and she walked away. One life saved.

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Later that day we found over 100 sheep from another farm had come through a hole in the fence. No sooner had we herded them back through then we found a bull from another property had come through a different fence and was after our cows.

Of course this all means lots of fence work.

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And more fence work.

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Two skills we always teach our interns are pulling nails…

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…and composting. Back to basics for skill-building and learning.

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Along with the importance of keeping tools sharp.

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Never a dull moment and always a teachable moment. That’s how it is at Kaitiaki.


Peace, Estwing


Permaculture Internship Opportunity

We have had amazing success with interns over the last five years. Our recent amazing interns have departed and we are keen for someone to join us from early November to early January.

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We can offer an exceptional opportunity to learn whole systems design, land management, organic agriculture and horticulture, eco-renovation, water management, solar energy, resilient design, and community education.

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The application process is rigorous, and we expect a lot of work from the interns including digging, cooking, and playing with our two children.

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Our 5 hectare farm in on the outskirts of Whanganui. Although we have been here for just over a year, it is well on its way to becoming a premier permaculture property.

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Contact us on: theecoschool at gmail dot com

Peace, Estwing