Adam Stevens, workshop student, Waiheke Island

“Well before meeting Claire about 3 years ago I had herd about her from several people who refer to her as an “Organic Gardening Guru”. I was planning to build a large organic garden on our farm so I decided to do one of Claire’s evening courses at the high school and see what she had to offer.

All I can say is WOW – she is amazing, never was there a question in the large class she couldn’t answer and not just from a theoretical point of view. Claire eats, sleeps, drinks and breathes Organic gardening and has tried it all! Claire has been gardening most of her life and has run large vineyard restaurant growing programs in world class restaurants like Cable Bay and Poderi Crisci. Claire has also organised council funded composting programs round Auckland.

Claire is a great teacher – she puts everything in a clear, easy to understand way and follows it up by getting you to do practical examples in class or on class site visits. Claire comes to your garden and offers helpful suggestions and support.

If you are time poor she can even take care of the work needing to be done for a more than reasonable rate with her team of well-trained gardeners. I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful lady and am only too happy to speak with anyone considering her classes or garden work.”