Teams from 11 Pōneke suburbs will cook from food grown, caught, foraged, baked or brewed in their local areas, and serve up meals at events that everyone is invited to.
Meals will be hosted from Saturday 20 February to Saturday 6 March. Tickets will be sold on a ‘pay as you are able’ basis, with all revenue going back to the communities.
Throughout the summer months, suburb coordinators worked with their local teams to grow local produce, connect to local producers, create foodie workshops, and make a 'Feed' event for their wider community at harvest time.
“The festival embraces Wellington’s amazing food scene on a local grassroots plate and provides a platform to foster connectedness around local kai," says Seeds to Feeds co-founder Elza Van Boxel (pictured).
“It is about celebrating the faces behind local food – from community gardeners, to foragers, chefs, bakers, and all those who dedicate their time and talents to nurture their communities.”
The initiative launched last year and is supported by Wellington City Council. It coincides with Local Food Week, an annual celebration organised alongside Neighbours Day Aotearoa which encourages everyone around New Zealand to do something to connect with their neighbours.