The Kaiapoi Food Forest will not happen by itself… we have had many donations of plants, advice, services, time and money. We have budgeted that for the first 2 – 5 years we will need around $150 thousand dollars, to fund multiple education programs, fund coordinating the project, landscaping, plants and trees.
A food forest is a valuable asset for any community, to be part of this legacy project that will benefit not only Kaiapoi, but the entire Waimakariri District by bringing people to the area.
If you can help in any way we would be very grateful – please complete the contact form at the bottom of our sponsors page and let us know how you can help this Kaiapoi project.
We would like to thank the following people, groups, clubs and businesses:
- Thank you to Krystina Hill of Heritage Fruit Archive for the donation of fruit trees – these are unique heritage apple, pear and plum varieties that will provide wonderfully tasty fruit.
- T J & C J Burford for funding and their assistance with transporting of supplies and trees.
- Thank you to Sue Bowles who has provided huge amounts of Comfrey, Rhubarb etc… thank you Sue…
- Greg Byrnes from Tuhaitara Coastal Park has provided some wonderful ideas and support of the food forest project. http://tkot92.wixsite.com/tuhaitara
- Waimakariri District Council have agreed to fund $30,000 to start the food forest, this money will go to providing water to site, fencing and moving the 17 fruit trees from neighbouring Residential Red Zone, erect garden borders etc… estimated cost for food forest infrastucture is $75,000
- Mike and Vicki Winter of Rangiora Landscape and Garden Supplies have donated a truck load of compost… 643 Lineside Road, Rangiora. ph (03) 313 7337.
- Thank you to the Cameron family for donating a lemon tree
- Sharon Spyve is supplying a truck load of aged horse poo.. thank you.
- Corrections department crews are going to assist with maintenance of the food forest.
- CBK craft bar & kitchen Kaiapoi on Hilton Street has been organising raffles raising money for the food forest…thank you to Hamish at your team.
- Woodend Nurseries for providing discounts for trees purchased
- Thank you to Rev Sandy Constable of St Bartholmews for opening up the church hall for people to take advantage of the facilities along with providing tea and coffee, and the BBQ.
- Matt Doocey donated a feijoa tree.
- The many members of the Kaiapoi garden club for donating so many trees to plant.
- Thank you to Destiny Wiringi Independant candidate for Waimakariri for attending.
- Thank you to Kaiapoi North School Kapa haka group.
- Thank you to Ramona Croft for conducting the opening day blessing.
- Thank you to Kaiapoi High building group for providing BBQ tables.
- Thank you to Leon Burke for being our on scene St John medic.
- Thank you to Treetech for the mulch.
- Kaiapoi students from leadership program called CACTUS helping out planting a black boy peach tree.
- Thank you to the Aranui Community Trust for donating a lemon tree.
- HoneyBeez preschool for donating a nectarine tree.
- Kaiapoi Lodge for donating a quince tree.
- Master T Raimona for donating a lemon tree and his grandmother for donating a nashi and pear trees.
- Darnley club donated a lemon tree.
- Tauwhare-Hunter Whanau donated a feijoa tree.
- Hurley-Stephen Whanau donated 2 cabbage trees.
- She Believed donated a fig and cranberry trees.
- Texture group donated a feijoa tree.
- Garth Fosberg donated a lemon tree.
- Bertenshaw family donated 2 dwarf nectarine trees.
- Duncan Roxburgh family donated a feijoa tree.
- Glenn Hood and family donated a princess grape, gooseberry, rhubarb, apricot and white peach tree.
- The Boyers family donated a feijoa tree.
- David Stewart and his son Joshua planted trees and from donated broccoli, silver beet and lettuce.
- Ruth from Kaiapoi farmers market who donated rasberries and strawberries.
- Mitchel family and Kate Robb donated an apricot tree.
- Johnson family donated a golden peach.
- Ottey family who donated boysenberry, blueberry and rhubarb plants.
- Thank you to Tracey from Aranui Community Trust for donating a lemon tree.
- Thank you to the Cattermole family for donating a white table grape that came from Athol Cattermole.
- Thank you to Faye Thompson (Faye sells lots of produce at the Kaiapoi farmers market) for donating wild strawberries.
- Brian’s Tree Services for donating mulch. Brian can be contacted by calling
021 124 489
- We would like to thank all of the people and families that came on the open planting day to help… thank you.