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Pizza oven building course, Kohatu Toa

Pizza oven building course, Kohatu Toa

Participants learn how to build an outdoor pizza oven in a course held at Koanga Gardens, part of Kohatu Toa eco-village, in January 2010. Kohatu Toa, near Kaiwaka, north of Auckland, was one of a growing number of eco-villages in the early 2000s. Its residents aimed to live simply and cooperatively, protect the environment and develop a sustainable economy. They ran courses on self-sufficiency, and had community gardens and orchards.

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Caren Wilton, 'Communes and communities - From Centrepoint to eco-villages: 1980s–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28122/pizza-oven-building-course-kohatu-toa (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by Caren Wilton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018