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The Waygood Foundation

The Waygood Foundation is a permaculture garden, arts, community outreach, and educational centre located in North Piha, Auckland. The Foundation was created by Nancy King in collaboration with inspiring Piha and Kare Kare locals. 


Our purpose is to grow the community spirit and love of nature ignited by Les Waygood and his family. The careful stewardship of the land has further evolved through the continued efforts of the next generations and remains an important aspect of our kaupapa. 


We share our produce with the local community to ensure food security, promote biodiversity, protect heritage varieties, nurture wild, medicinal, and native plants, apply sustainable practices, host a children’s garden with Piha Preschool, and offer volunteer opportunities. 


A range of workshops, classes, retreats, and environmental artists residencies give people the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves and nature. 


The Foundation and gardens rest amongst ancient pohutukawa and regenerating native bush, bordered by the Marawhara Stream and the wild beauty of Piha Beach.

Waygood Foundation hosts small groups, up to 20 people. We are an alcohol and smoke-free site.

Ceramics at Waygood Foundation


There is a ceramics legacy at the Waygood Foundation. Zena Waygood and her partner John Milne[?] built the original potting studio, which, with Nancy’s touch, became The Foundation.

Zena’s kiln, potting wheels, and tools are now used by three local potters.

Lucy McMillan creates beautiful domestic ware

Sherryn Eastmond hand-builds striking garden totems, vases, and sculptures.

A group of ceramic students meets weekly for Sherryn’s relaxed ‘Claytime’ classes.

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