Trish Allen

Trish Allen is a passionate gardener and permaculturist who has believes in working with nature, not against.  Trish and her late husband, Joe Polaischer, co-founded the iconic, award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm in Matakana in the late 1980s.  The farm became an education centre and inspired thousands of people over 25 years in sustainable living and demonstrated the principles of permaculture in action.  Trish has now moved on and established a new eco-home and edible landscape in the village and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses, composting and waste minimisation in New Zealand and overseas.  She is involved in her local community garden and Greenswap. She will be leading some weekend workshops for For the Love of Bees called Digging Deeper.