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Meet the Tutors


Guenther Andraschko
Co-Tutor of Matakana courses

Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ-affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, permaculture and landscape designer with over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture ethics & principles.
Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to designs and trainings and enjoys supporting others to realise their own resilient living projects and aspirations.


Trish Allen
Co-Tutor of Matakana courses

Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher and holds a Diploma in Permaculture. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops.  She is also co-founder of Mahurangi Wastebusters which aims to divert waste from landfill and promotes a circular economy.

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