How Our Community Garden Started
Located across the road from Centre Church is our fantastic, purpose built Christian Preschool. Catering for twenty five children aged two - five years old, and offering sessions and full day care.
Update - September 2018
This week our tamariki were excited to check on the progress of the plants in the community garden here at Centre Church. We were so surprised to see how big the bok choy and tatsoi are, and had fun sampling them as well as the fresh herbs and edible flowers.
We also planted two new blueberry plants, and a gooseberry, feijoa and Chilean guava!
Update - November 2018
Everything is growing so well in the community garden! Please help yourselves to food for your family.
Update - December 2018
Our community garden has now been named, “Te Māra o Te Aronui”. It translates to The Garden of Te Aronui, and aronui is the basket of knowledge of aroha, peace and the arts and crafts which benefit the Earth and all living things.
The children of Centre Kidz Preschool are the kaitiaki (guardians) and visit regularly to tend the garden and check the progress of their plants. This week we have been busy planting lots of seeds from Peter and Lisa (thank you!), and watering in the new beans, tomatoes, herbs and flowers.
Update July 2019
The children from Centre Kidz Preschool have added lots of vegetable seedlings to the Community Garden over winter, including broccoli, cauliflower, silverbeet, parsley, beetroot, broad beans, perpetual spinach, brussel sprouts and strawberries. What a blessing these crops are going to be for our community!
Throughout the month of August we are collecting tins, packets and sauces for our Kete Kai. Thank you so much for your contribution!