Kaiapoi Food Forest

Background

Through the community consultation for the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan, the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area allows for the opportunity for edible landscapes, such as a community food forest.

Kaiapoi Food Forest-Concept Plan

Current: July  - September 2017

The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust has formed and includes passionate, experiences and ‘grounded’ trustees who will be driving this valuable community project.

A Licence to Occupy between the Trust and Council has been prepared. This will be presented as part of a report to the Regeneration Steering Group on Monday 4 September which will go through to the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board meeting on Monday 18 September for final approval.

However, knowing that nature does not work to a Council timeline, the Trust and Council took a recent window of opportunity to get some trees moved before the spring season growth. On Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August, using specialist machinery, a small number of established fruit trees were dug up and transplanted in their new home – as shown on the map.

We’ll keep you up-to-date with more information once the Licence to Occupy has been approved.