Bring a Spade and Help Plant a Forest

If you are looking to get outside and enjoy our gorgeous environment this weekend, we have a great community project for you to get behind.  Waimakariri’s first food forest will have its inaugural planting day this Saturday 16 September starting at 10am.

The Kaiapoi Food Forest is about connecting, nourishing, educating and inspiring the community through the growing of food in and for our community.  The Kaiapoi Food Forest are looking for volunteers to come and help lend a hand with planting.  Here’s what you need to know: 20170914 - Food Forest

Meet from 10am at the corner of Meadow and Cass Streets, Kaiapoi

  • 10am        Gate opens
  • 10.30am   Welcome and blessing
  • 10.45am   Planting fruit trees and plants, spreading compost and mulch
  • 12 Noon   Picnic lunch

And here’s what you do to bring along:

  • Wear closed-in shoes or better still, gumboots
  • Bring your own shovel and gloves
  • Please bring along a bundle of newspapers we can use this to help weeds at bay
  • Bring along a blanket and picnic

The Kaiapoi Food Forest will be managed by a Trust who will have a Licence to Occupy land with the Waimakariri District Council.

If you want to donate a tree or find out more about how you can help please contact Brent 0272224767 or  More info please visit or check out this video: