Lucinda Place Community Orchard


Lucinda Place Community Orchard

A collaboration between community, Project Twin Streams Glen Eden and Auckland Council, this wee enclave beside the Waikumete Stream was planted with fruit trees in 2009/10. If you are excited about local food production, community and sustainable land practices this little gem needs you!




Location: Between number 6 and 8 Lucinda Place Glen Eden, Auckland
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Mar 26

The whole orchard [0.33 hectares] is looked sfter using organic methods. The grass areas are cut using scythes. If you have never seen or used a scythe before, they are magnificently efficient to use. Quiet, rythmic, eco-friendly and mediative to use, with a bit of practice scything is a great way to exercise and keep the orchard meadow cut.

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Comment by Kirsten Fathers on October 18, 2012 at 10:47pm

Organised another working bee, we never seem to get everything done...

November 3, 2-4pm, bring tools, kids, etc. last one was great, good turnout & heaps of enthusiasm.  See you there

Comment by Kirsten Fathers on September 3, 2012 at 8:39pm


Orchard working Bee on Sat 22nd September, 2-4pm, to get the orchard ready for spring. A wee bit of a tidy up & finish those mulch bags for round the trees. Bring your boots & kids. Tony will be there with the community tools from Project Twin Streams. Hopefully see some of you there.

Comment by Tony Phillips on July 4, 2012 at 8:36am

Hi Carla, it would be great to see you down at the orchard. Will be having another working bee in a few weeks. Real keen for local community to take a role in the orchard. Is there anything you would particularly like to do? You can email me if you like: 

Comment by Carla Melton on June 30, 2012 at 8:32am

Hi Tony.  We live up Rosier Road and we've been down a couple of times to see how the orchard is going (and pick a few sprigs of Rosemary).  I'd be keen  to help out and involve my children too.

Comment by Tony Phillips on March 13, 2012 at 3:35pm

Kia ora,

I have just discovered the most wonderful website dedicated to the art of scything.

We will begin a scything mission in the orchard in a couple of weeks. If you would like to come and learn or join in please get in touch.

Comment by Tony Phillips on January 13, 2012 at 2:57pm

Hi Romain and Lucy,

I am just back from holiday this week. Been scything in the orchard a couple of times. Weather has been ideal scything conditions. Would love to do scything mission with you guys. I tend to go there in the morning about 8 am till 9 or 10 but happy to make another time. Mornings are good as grass is wet and easier to cut.


Comment by Romain and Lucy on January 5, 2012 at 9:10pm

Hi there

Let us know when you are doing another working bee.  We live up the road :)  Hubby very interested in learning to scythe.

Comment by Diane Greenwood on December 2, 2011 at 8:18am

This looks like a great spot.

Comment by Kirsten Fathers on December 1, 2011 at 9:20pm

You can always try it & see..I just need heaps of warning so I can show up!

ka kite


Comment by Tony Phillips on November 30, 2011 at 9:14am

Kia ora Kirsty,

Yes it is good to be here. i have admire Ooooby for a while. Hope to do a bee in the orchard before xmas, although time is getting away a bit.

What do you think about a Sunday for a change?


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