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Community Garden Parties

Kāpiti Community Garden Parties are taking place across the district through late summer and autumn.  Free workshops, activities and festivities are happening in eight gardens across Kāpiti from Feb 13th - April 15th. It’s about gardening, but also recognising the wider role community gardens can play in community building, education and encouraging local food production. Each party is a unique reflection of the community and the garden.


Garden Parties: because community gardens are about more than gardening

Hannah Zwartz reflects on travelling to US and Cuba hoping to find a magic formula for community gardening. She explains the rationale behind our Community Garden Parties and introduces what's coming up first - at the Māoriland Hub and Moa Orchard Gardens. Read More

Gardens help you get through

Food is something we all have in common – everyone needs to eat. What happens to our food security when not only the fridge and pantry are bare, but also the supermarket shelves? Recent events in Takaka brought home how quickly supermarket shelves can empty when roading or transport are disrupted. A strong local food network is vital. You can’t get much more local than food you grow yourself, and the best place to start is your local community garden. Read more

See photos and stories of the parties so far:

Māoriland Hub

Taiao Tuesday provided an inspiring mix of korero and kai, in-between admiring the newly established Māoriland Community Garden. Read more and see photos


MOA Orchard: Jeep Rd Domain, Raumati South, Saturday 24 February.

The weather smiled and crowds turned out for Raumati South’s Community Garden Party at MOA orchard. The afternoon began with a walking talking workshop from Cree Hatfield, rolling into a picnic dinner and music. Read more and see photos