Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.


Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Community Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand



I visited these two community gardens and I was truly impressed with the work and produce. These are not communal gardens where members have individual allotments, but everybody works together in the whole garden under the guidance of a garden manager and senior volunteers, to maximize the use of land and the outcome of the crops. The social benefits are huge, not only for the food that members can take home, but also for networking, learning and spending time with other people in the local community.



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