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Are you a community-based organisation in Auckland wanting help to set up an edible garden? Get in touch with the awesome team at Gardens4Health, an initiative set-up by the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa with the aim of preventing diabetes and its complications.

Gardens4Health aspire to reintroduce food-gardening as the norm for New Zealanders across all kinds of settings including homes, marae, workplaces, churches and schools. They provide free, practical advice to help with the setting up of new community gardens as well as ongoing maintenance of existing gardens.

The team is Ali who is the Central/East facilitator and team manager, Hari who looks after South Auckland, and Tania who looks after North and West Auckland (who I have bought a couple of beautiful house plants from and a dresser that was her daughters) – Tania has over 20 community gardens that she helps with each week!

From Gardens4Health …

Growing healthy communities is the aim of this popular programme which provides advice and support to set up new and maintain existing community food gardens and related ventures.

Gardens4Health provides free, practical advice and support to community groups, organisations, workplaces and schools for the setting up of new community gardens and ongoing maintenance of existing gardens.

The Gardens4Health team is currently involved in over 80 community gardens or initiatives across Auckland and provides access to a wide network of other gardens and useful resources.

Gardens4Health support food security and resilience and growing food organically from the ground up.

Being a gardening expert is not required, but a group with time, enthusiasm, and commitment are. The experienced Gardens4Health team are there to provide practical advice and support for all seasons of food gardening in Auckland conditions.

We will work alongside you to provide free:

Startup advice

Support to garden mentors and community coordinators

Site check and planning help

Funding application pack

Budget reality check

Sustainability best-practice

Information by phone on gardening matters

Workshops on key topics

Access to a supplier network

Links to other gardens

Resources and web-based information

Seed bank

To get in contact with Gardens4Health email: [email protected]

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