Maranui is the home of Family Organics.  Maranui, meaning large garden, is the name we have given to our small farm in the hills of Taranaki, and which is managed under permaculture guidelines.  We are certified with Organic Farm NZ which is a scheme for smaller growers, selling within New Zealand and using the New Zealand Biogro organic standards.  

Beginning with our desire to provide our family with healthy food and a healthy lifestyle, Family Organics has grown out of our aim to share that with others.  You are welcome to search the website for healthy provisions (meat, vegetables, and herbs).  If you would like to share in our lifestyle, contact us to find out when you can join us as a WWOOFer or attend a workshop.

Sue's Organic Blog

  • Integrate Rather than Segregate To Quote David Holmgren right from the outset..."In developing awareness of the importance of relationships in the design of self reliant systems, two statements in permaculture literature and teaching ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2015, 2:06 AM by Family Organics
  • Design from Patterns to Details Not being a natural designer, I find this principle particularly challenging. But lets hear a bit from David Holmgren...Pattern recognition...is the necessary precursor to the process of design ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2015, 7:24 PM by Family Organics
  • Permaculture Challenge #5 - Produce no Waste I guess the obvious way to produce no waste is to have interlocking enterprises where the waste from one element in our systems becomes the resource for another eg garden ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 3:01 AM by Family Organics
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