How did the food forest start

Kaiapoi suffered extensive damage in the 2010 Canterbury and also the February 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, which rendered many homes uninhabitable.

News articles of the time

The Government made voluntary offers to purchase around 1000 of Kaiapoi/Pines and Kairaki Beach residential properties.

Through community consultation it was decided to use some of the Government owned land to create a food forest.

30th November 2017

Open Planting day 16th September 2017

Here is what the land looks like today July 2017. The trees were the legacy left behind by the previous homeowners.

So we can do this, create a lasting legacy for Kaiapoi and the wider Waimakariri District, a community reserve filled with food, vegetables, medicinal plants.

Growing Food – Growing Community