Who We Are

Our Team

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Katie Earle

Founder | Director | Kaiako

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Diana Johnston

H&S Lead| Kaiako| Mentor

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Laura Beck

Biodynamic Farmer | Mentor

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Emilio Kennedy

Junior Mentor

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Naomi Ishihara

Kaiako | Mentor

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Peter Müller

Mentor

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Stella Beaur

Sheep & Beef Farmer | Mentor

Plus a  whole host of exemplary members in our wider Bush Farm community who give their passion, time and dedication in bringing their skill-set to you.   

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Valmai Becker

Herbalist, naturopath, gardener, teacher, learner and caretaker of 30 acres of forest and gardens. 

{@ Phytofarm}

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John Lawry

Crafter, carver, firemaker, hands on experiential outdoor facilitator with over 25 years experience.

{@ Artisian Pathways}

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Hahna Read

Artist - Working in community engagement, nature connection, creating and healing practice 

{@ Hahna Read}

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Gunther Gordon Hammer

Bushcraft, outdoor guide, woodwork teacher with over 25 years experience.

{@ ProGuides NZ }

Meet The Board

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Claire Gibb

Full emersion student of te reo Māori. Adventurer.

 Environmental policy advisor. Strategist.

~ Chair

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Katie Earle

Bush Farm Founder. Lover of nature & ecopsychology.

 Teacher. Networker. 

Collaborator. Explorer. 

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Michael Reynolds

Food Sovereignty activist. Natural Systems. Reciprocity campaigner. Community Builder

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Don Mortensen