A community of families gardening together and giving back to the land that feeds us.

Providing Deep Nature
Connection For All Ages 

Bush Farm seeks to change the way we think about education.  We provide regular, local, seasonal experiences in the outdoors to connect people with their whenua - farm, land and sea.  

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Our Mission

To provide meaningful and authentic real-world experiences that create new learning pathways and worldviews for a sustainable future.

Testimonial

"We have chosen the Little Guardians programme for our son as a way to break up his school week in a positive and purposeful way and in many ways, it recharges him for the rest of the week. We are very impressed with the programme and are keen for him to continue attending throughout his primary school years.

 

Katie and Laura run a very high quality and well thought out programme. We really appreciate their attention to detail in terms of curriculum, environmental and holistic ethos, child safety, child development, and the way they get to know each child on the programme and strive to nurture their individual learning needs. Katie and Laura both have a strong connection to the land, and to nature in general, and this shines through in how they run Bush Farm."

 

Lucy, Parent of 6-year-old, 2020

Our Values

HAUORA

is a Māori philosophy of wellbeing -  mental, spiritual, physical, family.

JOY & PLAYFULNESS

is a powerful tool in discovery, learning and experimenting.

KOTAHITANGA

is unity; we foster and nurture meaningful relationships with others. 

KAITIAKITANGA

gives us permission to do something solely out of love and wonder for the natural world.

RESILIENCE

is the ability to withstand hardship with grace.