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New Zealand: Construction of Christchurch’s new edible garden and cafe to start 2017

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 19:50
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An early design for Otakaro Orchard.

The project is being driven by the Food Resilience Network, a collaborative group of about 30 organisations which have joined forces to encourage a strong local food economy.

By Liz Mcdonald
The Press
November 3 2016

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Project co-ordinator Chloe Waretini, of the Food Resilience Network, said it would be Christchurch’s most regenerative building.

It would not only be about resources such as water, energy and food, but also about making cities “more dynamic, lively and people-centred”, Waretini said.

“We’re proud to be creating such a wonderful asset for the new Christchurch.”

The triangular site will house a cafe run by five organisations. They are community group Project Lyttelton, Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge), mentoring group Big Brother Big Sister, disability support trust Skillwise and New Brighton based youth agency Youth Alive.

Otakaro Orchard will also be home to the Canterbury Horticultural Society, a local food information centre and library run by the Food Resilience Network, and event spaces for community functions. The bulk of the land will be occupied by the community garden with edible landscaping.

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