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About Us

Julie Craig

Julie is a tutor, author and columnist who is passionate about living sustainably. An horticulturally trained, historic food practitioner, Julie is the Wild Crafter that weaves together the classes for the Oak and Thistle team. Specialising in teaching food initiatives, brewing, foraging, making medicines, and household products, Julie is passionate about fostering strong communities through bartering, sharing and teaching

Derek Craig

Derek is a Restoration Ecologist and Plant Historian. His knowledge and passion about Heritage Gardening and his years of training and experience make him a one of the best in his field. A practical and inspirational guide. Derek lives sustainably in Auckland and applies what he knows to support his family & local community

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