An Invitation the KAPITI FOOD FOREST community feedback meeting

You are invited to attend the first… KAPITI FOOD FOREST community feedback meeting.

WHEN: 7:30pm Monday 7th December WHERE: Paraparaumu Community Centre (next to library off Rimu road)

Food is such an incredibly important issue for everybody. We need to start reconnecting as a community with where our food comes from, learning how to grow […]

TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting Minutes October 25th 2009


TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting Minutes October 11, 2009


Seedy Sunday – October 18, 2pm – Paraparaumu Memorial Hall – Chickens! chickens! chickens!

Very excited about this month’s Seedy Sunday. Darcy Philp, chicken man and lead consultant on This Way Up’s Funky Chicken Farm project, will be in to tell us a thing or two about keeping chickens in your backyard.

So bring all your chicken-related questions! We’ll also have chickens for sale and info from the Kapiti […]

TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting Minutes September 27, 2009

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Food Prices Rocket

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Food prices rocketed by 2.8 percent last month – the biggest increase in 20 years.

Figures from Statistics New Zealand show that food prices have soared by 8.4 percent in the 12 months to June.

SNZ said that all five of the food […]

Seedy Sunday (aftermath 21st June)

It was a great day today and a good speech by Sarah Frater from Edible Gardens. There was a lot of swapping going on and there were 40 people crammed into the room so it was well attended(we’ll be in the larger room next time). There were a couple of people selling stuff like books […]

The end of civilised life as we know it!

Transition Towns Kapiti invites you to an informative Documentary. We will be showing

End of Suburbia

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the Western Dream

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the Western Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way […]

Farm for the Future

For those of you who missed it last month

TTKapiti Documentary Night : A Farm for the Future

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the […]

Why we forgot how to grow food

As a food shortage looms, people are digging for Britain — and their dinner table. John-Paul Flintoff gets back to our roots

Not long before Christmas, a man walked into the care home next door to his house and asked the manager if it would be possible for a group of neighbours to grow food […]

Seedy Sunday Exchange

I’ve been asked for a bit more information regarding the ‘swap’ part of Seedy Sunday. As this is our first meeting, we’re going to give this a bit more structure until we can talk as a group about what we would like to see happen here.

So the plan so far for April […]

Maara Kai – From Garden To Plate – On Maori TV

There was a time when it was commonplace for New Zealand families to grow their own produce and eat from their gardens.

In these tightening economic times, MAARA KAI is a new series that looks at ways families can restore that connection between the garden and the plate, and premieres on Maori Television on Sunday […]

Ground is broken for White House ‘kitchen garden’


WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-six elementary schoolchildren wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the first day of spring for a produce and herb garden on the White House grounds.

Crops to be planted in the coming weeks on the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped patch near the […]

Local Garden Support

Mind Map v. 6 by Merran

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