We are a family of 4, Roddy, Setha, River Rose (our 5-year-old daughter) and Suchitra (Setha’s mother, who visits yearly), living on our rural farmlet in Tutira, Hawke’s Bay, a 45 min drive to downtown Napier. For the last ten years we have been running our small family business selling heritage seeds called Setha’s Seeds. We are committed to an organic land-based lifestyle focused on healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people principles. We work with nature as a partner in all we do on the farm. We honour the natural cycles of the seasons celebrating with friends at equinoxes and solstices. We are currently developing our 22 acres into a regenerative landscape by implementing food forests, native tree plantings and holistic grazing management practices for our Irish Dexter cows. We have several new projects we would like to get underway in the upcoming years to more fully develop our education arm of our business and bring more people to our farm to learn about sustainable and regenerative living models. We also love music and bought this farm from friends who had already started hosting music festivals on site. We have continued to develop our events space and look forward to growing this artistic cultural passion as well.
Since last year when we first put the call out, we have had a family join us here on the land along with Kiersten-Anna, our employee. It has been such a joyous experience to have more people here and see the benefits we all gain from living together. We still see several opportunities available and welcome being contacted by all interested parties.