Delivered in partnership with Otago Polytechnic, FarmHand is a full-time 17 week programme which connects young people with permanent work or further education through hands-on experience with community projects, experiences in nature, and work placements.
Work with conservation projects such as Orokonui Sanctuary, Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust, Wenita Forest, and Sinclair Wetlands
Work placements for 1 day a week for 10 weeks on farms and at the Botanic Gardens
3 days working and exploring on Quarantine Island
3 days in the Catlins learning bush survival skills
Learn to grow food and look after a market garden at our outdoor classroom, Kowhai Grove
Conquer the confidence course at Berwick
Contact Jethro Schreuder, FarmHand Programme Manager, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Kowhai Grove’s inaugural, seasonal newsletter. We hope you all had a fabulous summer full of bountiful, delicious food and are now indulging in the abundance of autumn stone-fruit. At Kowhai Grove (KG) growth is slowing down, but it doesn’t stop the busy gardeners from work.
The place has been humming with young people learning and shaping the future of the site.