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We are specialists in


Soil building


Orchard Design

Edible Landscapes

About Us

Ben Elms has been living in the  unusual climate of Central Otago for over 20 years. Some of Ben's hats include Permaculture designed orchards, one on one mentoring, hands-on workshops, the Dr Compost program and writing for regional newspapers and gardening publications. 

Videos and upcoming workshops

Check out this how to composting video we did with the Life and Leisure magazine. 


This video has some top composting tips, from carbon ingredients to problem solving. Link to video click here.

We're Specialists at

Dr Compost Workshops


These workshops are run through out the year. Workshop topics include Vegetable gardening, Garden design, Creating micro climates, Bokashi buckets, Worm farms. Hot and cold composting... Check out Dr Compost on Facebook or Wanaka Wastebusters website.

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