About Us

The online education branch of Koanga is comprised of two co-founders, Kay Baxter and Vitor Crispim. Together they have a shared passion for regenerative living, gardening, and education. Kay holds a wealth of knowledge and Vitor helps to put the pieces of the puzzle together, and is a magician with the camera. Together they make up Koanga’s production crew.

Kay Baxter co-founded the Koanga and has been an organic gardener for over 50 years. She has also been a pioneer of Permaculture within New Zealand and has been teaching permaculture design courses for over 35 years. Through her passion, hands on experience and intensive research she has built up a vast amount of knowledge in the areas of soil regeneration, home gardening, seed saving, nutrient dense food production and the links between regenerative food systems and human health. 

In 2017, Kay was awarded a New Years Eve Honour from the Queen for her services to sustainable agriculture and heritage seed saving. Earlier in 2020 Kay Baxter joined the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, she is a member of cohort 6. Within Koanga’s online education framework Kay is our educational manager, course writer, designer, and co-director.

Vitor Crispim is a young Latin-American passionate about promoting cultural and ecological change through environmental education, shamanic arts and storytelling. He is dedicated to working with indigenous communities from South America and Aotearoa to make the cultural heritage of our people available to the youth.

In early 2020 Vitor also joined the Edmund Hillary Fellowship and through his work with Koanga and EHF has become the youngest person in NZ with a Global Impact Visa. Within Koanga’s online education framework Vitor is a vision holder, cinematographer and co-director.

At Koanga our mission is to help restore the health of our people, our communities and the health of our planet.

We wish to inspire and support our global community of friends and family to be the change we all wish to see in the world!

Enrol in one of our courses and join the ReGeneration Revolution!

Vitor, Eduardo & Emilia, Kay & Bob – Late 2020

Be inspired – reconnect – regenerate

Enrol in one of our courses and join the ReGeneration Revolution!