Tours, workshops and speaking

Classes and Workshops

Claire is available for weekend workshops and regular seasonal practical classes. Bespoke courses tailored to fit your business, community group or individual needs can be arranged. Based on Waiheke Island, Claire is happy to travel to Auckland and beyond.

Workshops start from $650.00 for a 4 hour workshop, plus expenses.


Claire’s most popular workshops include:

Bokashi composting – how to harness this Japanese technique to grow nutrient-rich food in any location

How to use Effective Microorganisms in all systems – in growing food, preventing pests and disease, maintaining septic health and animal husbandry, plus how to expand EM

The basics of growing food – what you need to get started, where and how to grow and when to harvest

Planting by the moon – a guide to working with mother nature and not against her to get the most from your garden

Technique taster – focus on techniques you want to learn or improve, including pruning, planting, and organics principles and practices

Pests and disease management – tips, tricks and know-how to sustainably protect your plants

​To find out when the next workshops are taking place, sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please get in touch direct and we can arrange a tailored workshop for you.

Public Speaking

Passionate and straight talking, Claire is a fantastic public speaker whose natural ability to inspire always makes a lasting impression.

The depth of her knowledge, teamed with her talent at turning complex terminology or concepts into practical know-how, lends itself to audiences of any age and prior topic experience.

Claire speaks about organics, sustainability, zero waste and growing food.

If you are keen to have Claire speak at an event please contact Josie Rainer for more information:

+64 27 779 2252