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Waiheke Food Forest

If you are interested and willing to put energy into establishing a food forest on Waiheke, then this is for you.

Location: Waiheke
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2016

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It came out of the first screening of Geoff Lawton's inspiring film: Establishing a Food Forest - one of the most amazing and hopeful films I have ever seen! The intention and desire to create the first such food forest on Waiheke was clear amongst the people at that screening and the second one, which a total of around 100 people watched.

The discussions below are just beginning to focus in on what is the wish list for the first site. Please jump in and contribute, so we can get underway. The soil is warm and will be for a couple of months at least, and now the rain is coming, so its a good time if we can get something started before next summer.

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Waiheke Food Forest leguminous plants and trees 1 Reply

Started by Millie Pickle. Last reply by Jacob. Mar 2, 2010.

Swale or No Swale?

Started by Millie Pickle Nov 12, 2009.

First Steps 8 Replies

Started by James Samuel. Last reply by Millie Pickle Nov 11, 2009.

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Comment by Ricardo Valbuena on September 7, 2010 at 7:04am
Hi People! I am looking for some Bambusa oldhamii, known as giant timber bamboo or Oldham's bamboo. According with some websites it is quite a nice species for this area (non invasive, erosion controller, edible & used for furniture making, suitable for fencing). Is someone using it already?
Comment by Amy Macaluso on April 19, 2009 at 5:58pm
There is a food forest at Unitec in Pt Chev, I visited there a couple weeks ago. I can let you know who to contact soon. It was really informative. Also I visited Nestlebrae Exotics, in Helensville,which isn't exactly a food forest but there are so many food trees there, you wouldn't believe it, and they have a nursery with plants for sale. They give tours there as well. 09 420 7312 www.nestlebraeexotics.co.nz There are more around as well, will fill y'all in when I get the info. Oh also, I am helping to create a subtropical food forest in Matakana at Rainbow Valley Farm, once we get some plants in the ground I'll let you know!
Comment by Christy Ralphs on April 18, 2009 at 7:42pm
Are there any temperate food forest examples in auckland region - or even slightly further afield that coud be interesting to visit? I've seen kay baxters subtropical one in northland.
Comment by Christy Ralphs on March 19, 2009 at 9:09am
Thanks for doco the other night James, thoroughly enjoyed, still keen to be part of food forest and would love to do walkabout etc with Richard
Comment by Eleanor Bauarschi on March 17, 2009 at 3:02pm
Hi, have a productive orchard that may wish to become a food forest!
Comment by James Samuel on March 17, 2009 at 11:01am
Had a chat with Richard Lee just now, and we have come up with a plan. How about we identify 3 or 4 possible sites, then have a walk around one Saturday afternoon with the key people. End with a cup of tea and some Ooooby fruit and a whiteboard session where we do a simple process that ends with a decision on the best location.

Then we're off! I hope you make it to the cinema tonight to the BBC doco that we are screening. It has more permaculture information that should inspire us to keep moving.
 

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