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.