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Hand Over a Hundy: Leaving Food Growing Knowledge to the Next Generation, in Aotearoa

Submitted by on September 8, 2011 – 1:38 pm One Comment

Founded in June 2010, Hand Over a Hundy is all about leaving knowledge to the next generation.  It’s a year long challenge to get young families growing and establishing their own vegetable gardens.

“Our challenge is : Each of our famiies are gifted a hundy ($100) to start up their own gardens. They then buy all they need, seeds seedlings garden essentials for their gardening year. They then are supported by mentors and resources to learn how to. Once they are producing the challenge is to then recoup the inital hundy by selling their extra produce or putting money aside from what they have saved by eating from gardens, then handing on their hundy to a new family the following year.

“Our goal is to encourage young families to grow their own, to be more sustainable. To teach their children the art of growing and producing in their own backyards. To get the whole family involved and bring back neighbourhoods with mentoring.”

the team from Hand Over a Hundy want to see family units strengthened and new skills learnt together.  They intend to reach into the wider community by using relevant teaching information, sorting and having fun along the way.





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