Project Description

“Let Food be thy Medicine and Let Medicine be thy Food.” (Hippocrates)

This new project plans to generate a movement to move toward food security in Katikati, even during global emergencies that threaten the food supply chain, ensuring that there Is access to fresh produce for all. This could serve as a conduit to strengthen our community and work towards no one going hungry.

The concept Is:

  • Grow vegetable seedlings
  • Pot them on through community networks
  • Encourage community connection and sharing of resources through growing food
  • Mentor as required to maximise sustainable equitable outcomes

Benefits:

  • Access by all to fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Empowering people to be more self-sustaining at home
  • Inter-generational change of eating habits • Improved health and well-being
  • Strengthened connections in the community
  • More resilient community

Additional expected outcomes are:

  • Reuse, recycle of plant pots, seed trays, compost bags, etc
  • Workshops on growing food, composting, worm farms, etc.
  • Library of “How to” videos
  • Events to share food, provide entertainment and “How To’ demonstrations
  • Encourage water tanks for home gardens
  • Community composting
  • Using herbs at home
  • Cooking, sharing and preserving home grown food
  • Community garden

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