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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 that you would like to list, please email the site coordinator through the Contact form.)

 

Ask Share Give

(Listed 6/9/12)

This is a new website that provides a forum through which people can ask for things (or services) that they need and give away things that they do not need or want.  Goods and services of all types are offered through the site, including some that are relevant to gardening,

http://www.asksharegive.org.nz/

 

Bucket Full of Veges

(Listed 21/1/12)

This is an initiative that is happening in Greymouth to help more people enjoy fresh vegetables. For more information see the Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/Bucketfullofveges

 

 

Community Fruit HarvestingPicking Neighbourhood Fruit for Charities

This organisation (started in Auckland but now branching out) picks unwanted fruit and gives it to charities.

Visit  www.facebook.com/pickfruit  or www.localist.co.nz/l/fuqmap to find out more.

Please email pickfruit@xtra.co.nz if you would like to volunteer to pick fruit; register your fruit tree to be picked; receive some fruit for your charitable organisation or help in any way.

 

 

Fruit Trees for Auckland

This group of volunteers is raising money so that they can supply fruit trees to school and early childhood centres that request a tree as well as plant fruit trees on council owned land such as gass verges and teach people how to look after them.  If you would like a fruit tree for your school or early childhood centre you can sign up at this link http://www.fruittrees.org.nz/signup-school/  or for one on the verge outside your house, register your interest at this link http://www.fruittrees.org.nz/signup/  For more information see http://www.fruittrees.org.nz/

 

Hand Over a Hundy

Hand Over a Hundy was started in Asburton by Jade Temepara who won NZ Gardener’s “Gardener of the Year Award for 2011.  Hand Over a Hundy is a project that provides a small amount of financial support to families who want to take up gardening so that they can buy tools, seeds, seedlings, fertiliser etc and a gardening mentor.  Hand Over a Hundy has featured in the following articles http://www.ashburtonguardian.co.nz/news/ashburton-news/4120-gardeners-reap-the-benefits.html  and in a story in Happyzine  called “NZ Gardener Celebrates Nation’s Green Heroes” ( http://happyzine.co.nz/)

For more information see: http://handoverahundy.co.nz/

 

Ask Share Give

This is a new website that provides a forum through which people can ask for things (or services) that they need and give away things that they do not need or want.  Goods and services of all types are offered through the site, including some that are relevant to gardening,

http://www.asksharegive.org.nz/

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