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

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Kapiti Community Food Forest – We need your support!

Inspired by Geoff Lawton’s Establishing a Food Forest, a group has got together to explore the potential of food forest gardening on the Kapiti Coast. Our vision is to build a community food forest garden for Kapiti.

Planned, planted and maintained by the community, the forest garden will serve as an education resource, plant […]

Food Forest Gardening Intro

First in a series looking at wonderful world of food forests, or forest gardening.

A food forest, also called a forest garden, is a productive and organic garden modeled on the ecosystem of a forest. Species are selected to create a stable, functioning environment that fulfill the needs of the gardeners by producing fruits, […]

TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting Minutes July 26, 2009

Present Dan, Bena, Sharon, Andrew, Isabel, Pam, Anna, Richard

1. Food Forest Proposal Coming along nicely. Some moving around and changes to be done. Anna to send attached Doc to everyone for feedback. Prepare to send to community for support and then ready to take to council.

2. Developing a Timeline Bena has prepared outline. […]

TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting July 12, 2009

Present

Andrew, Sharon, Anna, Isabel, Pam, Bena, Richard, Dan

Apologies

Sam – has too many commitments so pulling out at this stage.

Agenda

Proposal Time Frames Land Site Visits Report Permaculture Course Resources Pam’s Site Legal’s General Discussion Action Plan

1. Proposal

Fantastic job Anna and Richard! Brings everyone’s ideas together well – difficult […]

TTK Community Food forest Steering Meeting 28th June 2009

Present Sharon Dan Andrew RK Sam Richard Willie Anna Andrew Hall Cree Jim

Apologies Pam

1. Possible visits to local property and forests.

Re: David Scott & QE Park designated a couple of people go and see

There are no real examples for us to see, only partial and related results. Bena to investigate and […]

TTK Community Food Forest Steering Meeting Minutes 14th June 2009

Present Richard Anna Andrew Sharon Sam Bena Dan Willie Pam Isabel

Leadership fine with rotating organisation. Andrew to be key point of contact for the moment.

Other Stuff of interest David scott’s invitation to go to native forest tour passed over and carried to next meeting. Meeting in regards to Lindale (Andrew and Willie attended) […]

Community Food Forest – First meeting 7th June 2pm Paraparaumu Community hall.

Roll over Community Gardens – Here comes TTK Community Food Forest

Premise

After an inspiring night watching the very entertaining and informative Geoff Lawton’s Establishing a Food Forest Documentary and a enthusiastic discussion afterwards, Andrew come up with a fantastic idea, instead […]

Community Food Forest – First meeting!

Transition Towns Kapiti invites you to a Brainstorming on Establishing a Food Forest.

This Sunday the 7th June, 2-4pm.

Roll over Community Gardens – Here comes TTK Community Food Forest

After an inspiring night watching the very entertaining and informative Geoff Lawton’s Establishing a Food Forest Documentary and a enthusiastic discussion afterwards, Andrew come up […]

Food Forest links.

The bible for temperate forest gardening: http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/about_book

Nice introduction to forest gardens by Mother Earth News: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Homesteading-and-Self-Reliance/2007-08-01/Plant-Edible-Forest-Garden-Permaculture.aspx

A more thorough introduction to forest gardening: http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/about_gardening

An excerpt from the book the above information was adapted from, but with a nice table of example plants and additional information: http://www.nofa.org/tnf/sp02/supplement/edible.php

Wikipedia on forest gardening: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_gardening

Agroforestry Research […]

Community Food Forest – Planning first meeting.

Planning for leadup to first meeting,

Set a date, perhaps 31st May or 7th June Sunday 1pm onwards.

Email to those interested from ttk mailing list, with a synopsis.

Agenda/schedule for first meeting,

Introduction Brainstorming Collect Ideas Define Actions Ask for commitments Decide on next meeting and/or action

Suggestions for steering brainstorming

Structure and function […]

Roll over Community Garden – Here comes TTK Community Food Forest

After an inspiring night watch the very entertaining and informative Geoff Lawton’s Food Forest Documentary and a discussion afterwards, Andrew come up with a fantastic idea about instead of having a community garden, having a Community Food Forest. His reasoning was that because people on the coast have their own land for vegie gardens not […]

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