Welcome to our personal funding platform.

Our aim is to purchase land for education focused on improving environmental and human wellbeing


We are inviting you to become part of a visionary project situated in Whanganui, Aotearoa New Zealand; join us in investing in the Learning Environment.


The Learning Environment is a living educational campus reimagining a resilient, unified, and thriving future for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are backed by the Mayor of Whanganui, local community groups and organisations, as well as our wider national network.

Letters of support:

Whanganui District Council

Office of the Mayor

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Our goal is to raise $550,000 by April 2021 to purchase Pīwakawaka Farm in Whanganui, 673 Papaiti Rd .

A large area of land for demonstrating environmental restoration and hosting educational experiences is essential to our vision. 

The campaign goes live to the public in February 2021. In the lead up, you’re invited to make pledges through the form below. This will give us a strong start to this campaign.


Total funding 



Foundational partners:


Total donors: 0

If you feel moved to join us by making a donation, your donation is tax deductible.

All funds will be held by our Charitable Trust - Woven Rivers Charitable Trust.


Foundational Partners Group 

By donating $10,000 or more you will be invited to join our Foundational Partners Group. 


You will become part of a small group of people who have special access to a range of benefits to acknowledge your foundational role in the success of the Learning Environment.

We will work with you to ensure they take the right form for you. 


$10,000 NZD +


  • Recognition and promotion through our communication channels and acknowledgement in our physical environment.

  • Collaboration/partnership opportunities - we can work together to enable your personal, organisational or charitable goals.

  • Invitations to special events on Pīwakawaka Farm (e.g. Opening Ceremonies, Harvest Festivals, Annual Foundational Partners gathering).

  • Gifts from Pīwakawaka Farm - food, beverage, and other plant products.


$50,000 NZD +


  • All of the $10,000 benefits PLUS...

  • Free use of Pīwakawaka Farm as a venue for 15 years - A lush, sub-tropical place to host a Hui, mini-conference, or other gathering. The land will love you! Standard booking conditions will apply.  


$100,000 NZD +


  • All of the $10,000 and $50,000 benefits PLUS...

  • You will be able to attend individual learning experiences for free and access organisational learning experiences at a discounted rate. Valid for 15 years and standard booking conditions will apply.

Learn more about Pīwakawaka Farm, the Coordinators, and our financial planning.



The latest updates for how our crowd funding campaign is progressing 

RSVP to join us at one of our upcoming Farm Days

  • Friday 5th February 2021

  • Friday 19th Feb 2021

  • Friday 5th March 2021

  • Friday 19th March 2021

Coming soon

Financial support



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