The Papanui-Innes Community Board is committed to encouraging the growth of localised food production. The Board’s active and ongoing support for activities and initiatives that build strong and resilient communities is a priority.
We are also keen to support and grow our relationships with local primary schools championing the next generation to grow their own food, nurture their environment, themselves and others.
In partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society, the Edible Gardens Award within the Papanui-Innes ward is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate those local residents, schools and communities who are passionate about their gardens and their bountiful harvests.
Chairperson, Papanui-Innes Community Board
Canterbury Horticultural Society congratulates the Papanui-Innes Community Board for its innovation in creating the Edible Garden Awards. Preparing your garden, planting seeds, growing vegetables and fruit successfully in your own garden is so rewarding and enables your family and friends to eat fresh, healthy vegetables and fruit regularly. More so than before, it is important to know where our food comes from. Our gardens do this for us and help us to stay fit at the same time. We always enjoy visiting the gardens and are sure that next year will be just as enjoyable as in the past.
President, Canterbury Horticultural Society