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TimeBank Hurunui

Monday, December 3rd 2018 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Kaiapoi Food Forest Tour

This community venture has transformed 1.5 acres of red-zone land into a thriving public space and source of local “kai”. Thanks to donations and thousands of volunteer hours, in its first year the Kaiapoi Food Forest has over 800 trees and plants, and is looking forward to bumper crops this summer of fruit, vegies and herbs.

Inspired by locals Brent and Shirley Cairns, the food forest is an open public space. As well as providing free food, it features creative landscaping and picnic spaces, and offers educational programmes and events. It is becoming a tourist destination, bringing visitors to Kaiapoi.

Our TBH Learning Exchange is organising a tour with Brent to see first-hand what is achievable with community vision and commitment. Afterwards, we can enjoy a shared picnic or lunch at a local cafe.

Register please by 26 November, so we can arrange car-pooling. Call 03 314 3406 or email

Cost: 1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits or donation appreciated