24th March Kaiapoi Food Forest “Connect” planting day from 10am till 2pm

The Outdoors calls YOU
24th March Kaiapoi Food Forest “Connect” planting day
from 10am till 2pm
Location – Corner of Cass and Meadow Streets.
Please bring a spade, hat sunscreen, closed in shoes and a picnic.

This will be a wonderful community day out for all the family to come along and visit the food forest…

We are wanting to plant over 200 fruit trees and some smaller trees/bushes. You are more than welcome to bring along any edible seedlings, berries, edible plant cuttings, herbs, edible trees.
Planting now will mean many of the trees and plants will produce food in the coming spring/summer.

We also start planting the Rongoa (Maori medicinal plants) area… this area will be filled with native plants that people would come and forage.
Lots of work has been happening over the last 6months..we would like to show you.. ie over 500m3 of mulch has been moved, over 400lm of borders have been installed, we have installed the first seat.. with many more in the planning.

Food forest seat
Food forest seat

There is still lots more to do…and could do with your help this Saturday
Look forward to see you thenThe first of we hope many seats in the food forest… this seat comes complete with a solar panel, allowing you to sit and relax, refresh and recharge (your phone)
At night you will see twinkling lights.. which make the area special.
We have more seating ideas..we just need $$$ to make it happen.
Lots has happened and we are proud of the progress
Many have helped to make things happen, Corrections department for moving mulch and installing borders, Treetech and Brian’s Tree Services for all the mulch. So many individuals have donated trees and plants… this is truly a community project

Kaiapoi's largest classroom
Kaiapoi’s largest classroom

The food forest has become Kaiapoi’s largest classroom…
With schools coming from throughout the Waimakariri and from further afield.

Look forward to see you at the Planting day on the 24th March at 10am

Brent

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