Kai o Te Aro Community Garden


Kai o Te Aro Community Garden

Location: Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2019

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autumn planting 1 Reply

Started by Charles Barrie. Last reply by Charles Barrie Feb 27, 2012.

Garden Tours etc 2 Replies

Started by Martin Wilson. Last reply by Martin Wilson Feb 6, 2012.

The future of Wellington 1 Reply

Started by Charles Barrie. Last reply by Charles Barrie Jan 25, 2012.

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Comment by Martin Wilson on February 5, 2018 at 12:31pm

Hi, any visitors to this site. Please visit our Facebook page Kai-o-te Aro for current activities. 

Comment by Carolann Murray on July 24, 2014 at 6:15pm

Hi all just thought I'd let you know that for those of you wanting to expand your knowledge I will be starting a organic horticulture/gardening course in Victoria St Wellington in August. It is a NZQA Level 3 government subsidised evening course which is great.  

For further details you can go to www.agnz.co.nz or ph 0800475 455

Love to see some of you. Cheers Carolann Murray

Comment by Lillian on August 12, 2013 at 1:41pm

Hey folks, just letting you know about our latest (and most up to date) social networking - Join up with us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaiotearo/?fref=ts on facebook. In the facebook group, there will be regular updates, reminders, casual gardeners looking for a buddy, info on our events, potlucks, bees etc. (We will continue with our email list as usual if you prefer, email arogardener@gmail.com to subscribe to the emails). Cheerio!

Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on February 16, 2013 at 12:38pm

The latest issue of Aro Valley's community newspaper Valley Voice (Feb 2013) has a good article about Kai O Te Aro (KOTA) - an interview with Charles with the headline 'Could Aro Valley Grow Its Own Vegetables?'. Over the past few years Charles and Lillian have shared the task of writing a little report about KOTA in that monthly newspaper.The group's contact email is arogardener@gmail.com. Do get in touch if you would like to be on our mailing list for reminders about group gardening dates and potluck dinners.


Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on January 8, 2013 at 1:30pm

Thanks Lillian. I took your advice and picked the cinderella broad beans which were fast approaching the 'turn into a pumpkin' moment. Today's promised showers have not arrived so I'll do some more watering this evening at Secret Garden.

Comment by Lillian on January 7, 2013 at 8:50pm

Hey folks, although things look overgrown, there is a fair bit to harvest. In particular, BROAD BEANS at the steps (and some kale too). Please take them! As you enter the garden, they're in the far corner on the right. Hope you've all had a great summer holiday and looking forward to seeing people gardening at our regular time 2pm Sunday 20th Jan. 

Comment by Wayne Erb on October 1, 2012 at 10:42am

Hello Welly friends,

Greetings from Aro North. Just wanted to let you know, we nominated our colleague Sister Rosemary for NZ Gardener of the Year, and she is now a finalist.

The top award will be decided by public vote. For more details, see the page on our garden ooooby site: Vote for Rosie!

Exciting times! All the best,


PS Congratulations Charles for the coordinator role. Glad that funding came through. I hope you find all sorts of wonderful ways to grow the team!

Comment by Charles Barrie on September 12, 2012 at 4:10pm

Working Bee this Sunday!

2pm outside the community Centre. We'll be focussing on the orchard.

Weed-whacking Jamie?


Comment by Charles Barrie on September 5, 2012 at 2:04pm

Hey Gardeners, just letting everyone know that I officially started my contract as the Kai o te Aro Community Development Coordinator today! I'll be working out of the AVCC on Wednesdays- come say hi and let me know your ideas for how we can grow and nurture our garden and community.

Comment by Charmaine on September 2, 2012 at 10:24pm


There is a regular produce swap starting at Hill St Market, Wellington on Saturday 15th September. Everyone is welcome to come along to the launch event!


or check out facebook




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