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July 29, 2022

On just a ¼ acre of land, Niva and Yotam are starting a regenerative revolution.

Fed up with unsustainable agricultural practices contributing to the global soil crisis, this pair went from strangers studying environmental studies to husband and wife farmers. Now, from a sloping land previously thought to only be good for sheep to graze, they are producing 10,000 kg of fresh vegetables and supporting a diverse ecosystem with their no-till and no-dig practices. In their talk, Niva and Yotam share their vision for the future of feeding the planet: one where agriculture is democratised, fresh chemical-free vegetables are accessible and future generations are nourished with sustainably-grown food.

From self-proclaimed “young and naive” environmental science students to farmers and co-founders of Pakaraka Permaculture, Niva and Yotam Kay are revolutionising food-growing practices worldwide. From their ¼ acre farm on the Coromandel Peninsula, they produce over 10,000 kg of fresh vegetables to be sold at local markets, shops and cafes as well as through made to order veggie boxes. Pakaraka Permaculture also operates as an education centre to advocate for and share sustainable farming practices. In addition, Niva and Yotam share their learnings via online courses and their best-selling book “The Abundant Garden.”

Learn more about Niva and Yotam and their work at This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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