Garden Goods


Garden goods

Slow Farm runs a small hobby venture in plants and garden goods, mostly because we can't help ourselves--they're so much fun to grow! Sharon is always looking to send her beloved herbs off to good homes, and Phil is always thinking about new ways to support grow-your-own, from tending seedlings to home-made tools and other adventures. We also like to share permaculture design with home gardeners.

If you're interested in purchasing from us or learning more about our design services:

  • send an inquiry to;
  • visit us at the Ashhurst Community Market.

Bespoke Lifestyle Products

We can manufacture a range of useful products, including:

  • chicken tractors,
  • hay rakes, tools and tool handles, and other implements,
  • wood-turned products.

Our plants

A few of the herb plants we are likely to have available:

  • basil,
  • betony,
  • borage,
  • pelargoniums (geraniums), including scented pelargoniums (e.g. citrus, peppermint),
  • strawberries (garden and alpine varieties),
  • feverfew,
  • onion chives,
  • Roman chamomile (flowering and lawn varieties),
  • mints and balms,
  • pyrethrum,
  • valerian,
  • vervain,
  • lungwort,
  • winter savory,
  • pineapple sage,
  • tansy,
  • yarrow,
  • salad burnet,
  • St. John's wort,
  • Joe Pye weed,
  • plantain,
  • agrimony,
  • and many more.

Additional seedlings include:

  • sunflowers,
  • cucumbers,
  • chillies;
  • tomatoes,
  • passionfruit vines,
  • tamarillos,
  • pumpkins,
  • eggplant,
  • loganberries.

We also sell some native plants, including:

  • kawa kawa,
  • houhere (lacebark),
  • olearia.

Design services

Slow Farm also offers permaculture design services, which can be adapted to a wide variety of needs:

  • site analysis,
  • support clarifying design objectives,
  • whole property designs,
  • area designs (gardens, orchards, etc.),
  • advice on retro-fitting, soil amendments, earthworks, species selection, staged approaches to site development, and more,
  • documentation including drawings, written reporting, and references.

One of our standard services is our "Garden Walk", a cost-effective approach to informal garden advice. Contact us for a current brochure with a service description and price list.

Slow Farm encourages inquiries and requests, especially from locals and those buying within the LOAVES economy! This hobby branch of our business has been developed to help us share what we love with our neighbours, in a way that we can sustain.