Kay’s work was the starting point of The Land Gardeners’ interest in saving our soils and growing vegetables that were not only not tainted by chemicals but actually had positive health benefits containing high levels of nutrients.
She co-founded the Koanga Institute in 1997. She works tirelessly saving the heritage seeds of New Zealand, and finding practical solutions for home gardeners, for growing healthy soils and nutrient dense food.
The Koanga Institute maintains and distributes NZ's largest collection of Northern bio-region heritage fruit trees, and a national New Zealand heritage seed collection.
She has been a key source of inspiration to us at The Land Gardeners particularly her work on how to produce nutrient dense food and how to develop our capabilities in simple sustainable living.