The Veggie Garden Project
The Veggie Garden Project is a brand new project in the design and development stage.
The project is a response to the call for rediscovering the joy of simple fresh food through learning and discovery of the natural world. The Veggie Garden Project will establish school and community gardens as well as have a workshop programme and an apprenticeship programme. If you are keen to learning the skills of a Community Garden Coordinator or run workshops then please contact Mary.
Orchards in Schools
This wonderful programme has been initiated by the Canterbury Horticulture Society. Each year orchards are planted in 5-6 schools. After starting in 2015 we now have orchards in 17 schools in Christchurch. We supply schools with apple, pear and plum trees. I also visit and support each school as the trees grow. Schools often find that the trees are a great start to growing vegetables. Many schools find that the orchard and garden provide learning opportunities in environment, science and sustainability. Contact Mary if your school would like to be part of Orchards in Schools.
The schools which have planted orchards are: Haeata School, Isleworth School, Fendalton School, Elmwood School, Wairakei School Gilberthorpe School, Addington School, Chisnallwood Intermediate, Cobham Intermediate, Casebrook Intermediate, Waitakiri School, Rawhiti School, Riccarton School, Kaiapoi Borough School, Oaklands School, Northcote School, and St Martins School.
Community Gardening is a great way to learn to grow vegetables, meet new people and have fun.
Mary coordinates Delta Community Garden on Fridays 10.30 - 2.00 at 105 North Avon Rd, Richmond. This garden is a marvellous example of how food can be luxuriantly grown in what was once a concrete wasteland. On Fridays from 2.00 - 4.30 Mary and a great group of volunteers are at Churchill Park Community Garden in Guild St Richmond. This is a very lovely and peaceful place that attracts many visitors of all ages from the local community.