About Us

van Veen Organics is a growing permaculture plant (fruit trees, perennial vegetables, herbs and spices) nursery, DIY educational centre (sustainable education, consultation and design) and local urban farm. Located in Elimbah (north Caboolture), Queensland the nursery is situated right in the middle of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and is run from a 2 acre residential block.

Our aim is to improve our local ecology, grow the healthiest sustainable foods and share the knowledge and benefits of working with nature far and wide. With a love for all things natural and sustainable the business is set up and run to work as much as possible with natural design using applied permaculture to create an ethical and abundant resource for our community.

All our products and services have multiple functions and benefits. They are all investments in you and your families future.

The tale of the burning forest

‘Be the change you want to see’

We want everyone to have access to fresh healthy air, water and food. A place for everyone to create their own shelters and live in harmony with all other living things. We can transform any space into a productive enjoyable one.

We grow and supply permaculture plants; edibles, fruit trees, herbs and natives; consult, design, supply, build, implement, plant and maintain landscapes keeping in mind your requirements and working with your space and budget. We can provide you with the tools to transform and succeed in creating your own sustainable garden landscapes. With our on going maintenance services anyone and everyone can grow their own food; fruits, vegetables, chickens, eggs, ducks, habitat spaces, native bees, herbs.

We are specialist at maximising every resource possible. We design for complete sustinability, systems which allow for the minimal amount of inputs and the least amount of waste. These products and services are investments and can improve the life of you and your family, your garden and landscape, the local community as well as helping the local natural environment and wildlife.

The business is run by sole trader:

Joshua van Veen (Horticulturalist, Permaculturalist, Sole-trader) has studied at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Brisbane North Institute of Tafe, Caboolture as well as at the international permaculture school, Regenerative Leadership Institute, USA.