Day 488 - Wai-ora Trust Community Garden Plots

Posted 25 Jun 2012 by addingtonaction
Posted in Suburbs
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Wai-ora Trust is happy to announce that they are now taking registrations for the 2012-13 Community Garden Plots.

With the price of vegetable being at an all time high, this is an opportunity to Community, School and whanau groups to grow fresh vegetables for the table.

Wai-ora Trust has opened up its property for the past 4 years, to whanau and community groups to learn to grow fresh vegetables.

We provide everything you need to succeed including:
  • The land
  • The seeds and plants
  • Tools
  • Knowledge and support
  • Practical hands-on help
  • Monthly "how to" classes with practical cooking tips utilising seasonal vegetables.
All you need to do is:
  • Get a group of 6 dedicated friends or whanau members together who can commit to weekly attendance.
  • Have everyone come to work in the garden for at least 1 hour per week!

Important Changes for 2012 - 2013

  • We are increasing the number of plots by approx 60% to cater for extra demand.
  • Access to the gardens and support will now be available on Saturdays.
  • There is a one-off $60 per group registration fee, payable on acceptance.
This has been a hugely beneficial service with hundreds of individuals harvesting corn, cabbage, potatoes, lettuces, beetroot, tomatoes and numerous other veggies to take home to their Whanau.

It has helped young mothers reduce their shopping bill, Maori community groups feed their clients, and whanau teach their children about the importance of gardening and healthy eating.

The gardens are also utilised by numerous community groups looking for a regular weekly activity for their clients which has physical and health benefits.

Visit the Wai-ora Trust website for an application form or further information.

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