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This is the new page for news…for archived news please see this link. If you have news to share, please email the website coordinator at this link.  Thank you!

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There is a wealth of information about gardening on the internet.  This page includes some recommended websites.  (If you would like to make a suggestion for a website that you have found helpful, please email using the Contact form.) The website of the Soil and Health Association and Organic NZ magazine, this site has a […]

Categories: Websites

Gardening in Early Childhood Centres

The curriculum for the early childhood education in New Zealand takes a wholistic approach to the care and education  of babies and young children.  It encompasses four principles Empowerment or Whakamana; Holistic Development or Kotahitanga; Family and Community or Whānau Tangata and Relationships or Ngā Hononga. Many early childhood centres already incorporate some gardening activities […]

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Community Projects

All over New Zealand there are wonderful people who understand the importance of nutitrious food and taken up the challenge of helping others.  Here are some initiatives that you may like to join in (or start a similar project in your own community).  These are listed in roughly alphabetical order.  (f you have a project […]

Categories: Community Gardens and Other Projects, Community Projects

Gardening in Containers

Many food plants will grow happily in containers.  Container gardening has the advantage of making your garden relatively portable (provided the containers are not so large as to be too heavy to lift).  Container gardening is therefore useful for people renting  on a short term basis.  Gardening in containers  is also a way to make […]

Categories: Gardening in Containers, Gardening Information

Food Co-Ops

Joining a food co-op is a great way to get food more cheaply.  Co-ops can be very casually structured (such as an informal  co-op in which all the households are members of the same extended) family or may be more formal organisations in which members are expected to take on certain responsibilities in running the […]

Categories: Community Gardens and Other Projects, Food Co-ops


The aim of the Community Food Network is to encourage people to take positive action within their communities. If you would like to donate money, food or your time please contact one of the organisations that are already working to help people in your community. To help meet the urgent demand for extra food over […]

Categories: Donate, Help Offered


This page is for people who need resources to advertise for what they need – and for people who have resources that they would like to donate to school or community gardening projects to let others know that they are available.  If you need a particular resource or would like to donate something that you […]

Categories: Help Offered, Resources


This page is to help people and groups who need people to help with gardening projects find volunteers – and for people who want to volunteer their time and/or  knowledge to connect with people or groups who would benefit from their help.  If you have a gardening  project  that needs volunteers or would like to […]

Categories: Help Offered, Volunteers

Garden Share Schemes

It is a New Zealand tradition to share any surplus produce from home gardens with family, friends and neighbours on an informal basis. The new subdivisions created in the State Housing programme in the 1950s provided each home with a generous sized section so that each family would not only have enough room for children […]

Categories: Community Gardens and Other Projects, Garden Share Schemes