A productive community

Add a comment
Kerikeri Kindegarten 4-year-old Liam Curtis and helper Ali Carnaby at work in the community garden
Kerikeri Kindegarten 4-year-old Liam Curtis and helper Ali Carnaby at work in the community garden

A newly established community garden aims to revive the lost art of growing healthy food while helping people in need. The volunteers behind Kerikeri Community Garden are now calling for schools, businesses, clubs and families to adopt a plot and get growing.

The Kerikeri Rd garden, an offshoot of the Bald Angels Trust, has already produced a bumper crop of winter vegetables - including cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage-which has been distributed to needy Far North families via Women's Refuge, Plunket and other networks. A crop of silverbeet, garlic and beetroot is about to be harvested while potatoes, periperi and kumara were planted last month.

Founder Therese Wickbom said she was looking for locals to get involved, either in the communal garden or by taking on a plot of their own.

- Northland Age

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2018, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (cfusion) on production apcf03 at 16 Dec 2018 07:58:46 Processing Time: 356ms