Fruit Trees Popping Up On Auckland City Council Land Everywhere
Back in 2008 Judith Holtebrinck, from Mount Eden Village People, took the idea of planting fruit trees for local communities to the Eden/Albert Community Board. The Board accepted her proposal and provided funds to plant 131 fruit trees on Council land.
These trees were planted next to playgrounds, in parks and reserves and streets in the wider community of Mt Eden, Epsom and Mt Albert during June and July 2010.
Our goal is to bring fresh food into our city, to support families to save money on their grocery bill and to educate kids on where fruit comes from. This is a trial project, if successful, more fruit trees can be planted next year.
We need your help to bring fruit trees back into our neighbourhoods. If you live in Auckland and would like to have a fruit tree on your verge, in front of your house; or if you know of any Council land suitable for fruit trees, we would like to hear from you!
Please send us details of potential locations for neighbourhood fruit trees by signing up. All suggestions will be assessed for suitability before locations are chosen.
Thank you for your support
*Mount Eden Village people is a not for profit organisation