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.

Donation options

Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust is responsible for the management, development, and education programs at the Food Forest and we rely on private donations to fund that work. In fact, a majority of the more than $50 thousand needed per year to keep the forest beautiful and vibrant has to come from individual donors. (Currently we receive only a fraction of what we need to manage the food forest properly.)
Your tax-deductible gift today is an investment in the community lead regeneration project which benefits, local residents, schools, visitors from all of Canterbury, New Zealand and Overseas

Membership also comes with great benefits, and exclusive access to private tours, events, and more. Every membership level is tax deductible.


Honour and Memorial Gifts
Mark a special occasion or remember a loved one with an honour or memorial gift.
After you have made your contribution, an acknowledgement letter or e-card will be sent to the person(s) you designate, notifying them of your gift. The amount of your donation will not be disclosed. If you need notification of a donation in memory or in honour to arrive more quickly, please choose to send an e-card by selecting the option below.

Foster team-building, community service, and environmental stewardship by spending a half-day volunteering in the Food Forest. Corporate supporters can schedule a Day in the Dirt volunteer session as a one-day project (with a $5,000 donation) or by becoming a Corporate Member. Projects may include painting, planting, or moving mulch.
Participating organisations receive recognition in the Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust annual report.
Membership also comes with great benefits, and exclusive access to private tours, events, and more. Every membership level is tax deductible.

Alternative ways to help

  • you can donate time to help plant trees or teach others how to,
  • you can donate something like food at our volunteer days where we will be planting or maintaining the food forest,
  • you could donate trees, plants or seeds. You can send them to 65a Cass Street, Kaiapoi. Thank you
  • or you can donate money.

To make a financial donation.

The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust ANZ bank account number is 01-0853-0126828-00

The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trusts is a registered charity – number is CC55727

Thank you

What would you like to donate, please let us know so we can keep you up to date?

Nga mihi

Thank you

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.

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 infastructure 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 regularly 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.
  • Rata Foundation for their grant to partially fund educators/coordinator


Kaiapoi North Pharmacy on Charles Street


CBK Kaiapoi

If you would like to make a financial donation:

The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trusts is a registered charity – number is CC55727

The Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust ANZ bank account number is:


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 valuable community project.

Thank you