Omokoroa Community Garden
A community garden to educate, bring people together and provide fresh food for the community.Bay of Plenty
I am asking anyone that can spare $5-$10 to please donate to this worthy community cause (more if you can spare it).
We have a plan for the future of our community. we would like to build a community garden, not only to provide food for people who need it but to also provide a haven where people can come and get in touch with their community.
The Omokoroa Community Garden which will be located at the Point School and has the full backing of the OPS board of trustees and the Omokoroa Food Bank.
The Key activities are to:
a. Provide and education resource for the Omokoroa Point School to teach the children valuable skills in nutrition; where food comes from and how to cook and prepare it using the "Garden to table" scheme. http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/the-trust
b. Provide fresh vegetables for the Omokoroa food bank to supplement the non-perishable food that we collect door to door annually.
c. Provide a community hub for people in the community that are isolated or lonely. A place where we can provide a sense of purpose for those who have lost it. It will be a place where we can build a sense of comradery and community. A place to grow both food and friendships.
The people that will benefit are:
a. Families struggling to put fresh food on the table via the food bank
b. People who need a sense of purpose and community
c. Students at the school through the “Garden to table” scheme.
d. Anyone who wants to apply for a planting bed to attain food security.
e. The entire peninsula by creating a sense of community.
As well as a small donation we need you in the community to come forward and offer help to run the garden, rent a planter bed, join the team of parents in the garden to table project, donate tools and equipment. Go to omokoroa.net and message me if you want to be a part of it.
rick peers' involvement (page creator)
Founder and organiser
Use of funds
Funds will be used for building planter beds, ground works, irrigation, compost, seeds and tools.
Firstly, Thank you for all of your generous donations. It's amazing how it all adds up.
I spent Friday at the Pahoia school learning all about their "Garden to table" scheme. I sat and ate a meal which the kids had harvested and cooked themselves that morning. It was a great experience and one I hope we can bring to OPS. I just need some willing parents to step up and join the team. Let me know if this sounds like you!
Kati Kati advertiser have contacted me and would like to promote our garden so will be meeting with them next Friday.
I have a meeting with Ena of the Good Neighbour trust on Tuesday week to see what the benefits of joining up with them. They are able to help build and install the planter beds and provide accounting services.
Finally, I would like to get sponsorship for each of the planter beds. It's safe to say the generous folk of Omokoroa community are on their way to sponsoring two of them. Please contact me if you can think of a company that might be willing.
Thank you again for your donations and will update when i have more information.
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This page was created on 29 May 2019 and closed on 29 May 2020.