Vegetable gardens developed and maintained by local groups, often on land owned by councils, schools, marae or workplaces, are an important community asset.
These gardens can provide residents with the opportunity to access more fresh food, learn gardening skills and increase recreational activity. They also build community spirit, beautify open spaces and make unused spaces productive.
Local community gardens
- Wellington City Council provides financial and in-kind support to a number of the city's community gardens. More information and contact details for community gardens can be found on the Council's website
- Hutt City Council Environmental Sustainability Manager (04) 570 6966
- Disability Resources Trust (04) 569 3091
- Alicetown Community House (04) 589-2646
- Whai Oranga O te Iwi Health Centre, Wainuiomata (04) 564-6966
- Moera Community Garden Moera website
- Masterton Christian Childcare
- St Matthew's Parish - Masterton email@example.com
- Te Awhina Cameron Community House - Contact: Jenny Barré (06) 378 9638
- Wairarapa Supergrans - Contact: Marie or Wenerau (Winnie) (06) 3773115
- Evaluation of Edible Gardens in Education Settings - 2011
Report prepared by Moss, M., Holmes, R., King, J., Boyd, S., & Pipi, K., in association with Health Outcomes International for South Island District Health Boards.
- Edible Wellington Snapshot - 2011
A snapshot of exsting activities and initiatives in Wellington City. Report prepared by Kena Duignan for Wellington City Council
- See Research papers for other research related to nutrition.