Kaiapoi Food Forest Open Planting Day


Growing food – Growing community

The Kaiapoi food forest will be enduring through its values –
connect, nourish, educate and inspire.

On the 16th September we are having a Kaiapoi Food Forest Open Planting Day
Location – corner of Cass and Meadow Streets, Kaiapoi.

10am – Gate opens
10.30am – Welcome and blessing
10.45am – Planting fruit trees and plants, spreading compost and mulch
12.00 noon – Picnic lunch

Wear closed-in shoes or gumboots and bring your own shovel and gloves if you’d like to get hands-on.

Please bring along a bundle of newspapers which will be used between the layers of compost and mulch, this will assist in keeping weeds at bay.

Bring along a blanket and picnic, or visit one of our wonderful cafes and purchase a coffee and food and bring that along.

People and businesses have asked if they can purchase a tree and plant that?… we love this idea as we believe this would further connect the community, the businesses and the people to the food forest…

We only have one condition and that is we have some trees that we have lots of .. so call us first before purchasing a tree and we will give you a list of trees that we would like you to bring along and plant. Call (03) 3270066 or (027) 2224767 or email brent@kai.net.nz

Establishing a food forest was a popular request during the community consultation phase of developing the Waimakariri Recovery Plan. The WDC and The Kaiapoi Food Forest trust will work together to bring this legacy community project to life, because Kai in is our name.

Creating a food forest is an exercise in connecting people, increasing resilience and sustainability, reducing net migration, improving living quality, creating jobs, strengthening mental and physical health, up skilling youth, attracting tourists and generating profit for Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri District.

Growing food – growing Community –
Want to learn more about Food Forests visit http://kai.net.nz…
Look forward to seeing you on the 16th September 2017.

  • This will be the first food forest in Waimakariri.
    This will be a legacy project, providing food for generations.
    We will grow many heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.
    Repurposing fruit trees from the neighbouring red zones, trees going from feeding one family to feeding a community.
    The food forest will be a destination, bringing tourists and visitors to the district