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Nourish – Educate – Inspire
A community food forest is being
established in Kaiapoi – the first of its kind in the Waimakariri district.
Intended to be a place that
represents an open-park like feel, the plants and trees will be a source of
food available to everyone visiting.
Our community are leading this
project, with a committed group of trustees and generous support from local
community organisations, businesses and residents.
A food forest consists of
plantings in layers consisting of fruit and nut trees, vegetables, berries,
herbs, and perennials and intentionally planted similarly to the way they would
grow in the natural world.
During the development of the
preliminary and draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan in 2015
and 2016, community feedback was received for the establishment of a community
The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration approved the plan in December 2016 and the greenspace
land in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area provided an opportunity for edible
landscapes such as community food forest and gardens – in September 2017 this is now a reality.
The area of land is approximately
1.5 acres and is bounded by Cass Street, Meadow Street and Oram Place.
Food Forest concept design (for the completed forest) - paths are indicative only
The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust will
be responsible for managing the designated area for the food forest. The
Trust’s vision is; connect, nourish, educate and inspire.
The Trustees are passionate,
experienced and ‘grounded’ people; Brent and Shirley Cairns, Kaiapoi.
Kath Adams, Kaiapoi, Glenn Foley, Kaiapoi, Lesley Ottey, Rangiora, Natalie
Leary, Kaiapoi, Lucy Nicolson, Christchurch, Michael Fox, Christchurch and
Gordyn Hamblyn, Christchurch
The Trust has a Licence to Occupy
land with the Waimakariri District Council and Council’s contractor, Delta, will
maintain and mow the green space area within the food forest.
There will be a mix of funding and
in-kind contributions; donations, external grants, Council grant and
corporate and community volunteers. The Trust would love to hear from you if you are interested in making a donation, being involved with planting or any kind of support you would like to offer.