Okainamu started as a run down grazing unit in 1982 and has become a wonderful BioGro certified farm and orchard in the Upper Wairoa Gorge.
Planting shelter, timber, nut trees and establishing orchards, as well as a quality water supply which has enabled irrigation and the sheltered north facing property, we now have diverse plantings of pip fruit, stone fruit, citrus, nuts, kiwi fruit, figs and table grapes.
Jerry also runs beef cattle and sheep for meat.
His sister’s land across the river produces organic olive oil with 700 trees.
Invasive weeds are an ongoing battle.
Diversity means there is always work to do and something to eat!