Help reduce food costs for local communities. Plant more food bearing plants in public spaces.

Petition details

"Wellington will preserve its parks, trees and open spaces" Why not help make them even better? Help put more food bearing trees and plants into our city. Help improve our environment. Help reduce the costs to families by promoting freely available food within our communities now and in the future. There is no more local food than the food that grows in your own backyard. Every tree that bears fruit feeds people not just now, but generations into the future. Help feed the future.

Submitted by Fredd Marshall
Opened 12 August 2009
Closed 12 February 2010
Status Presented

Background information

This is a petition for the Council to provide and care for food bearing trees in public areas and communities, utilising land that is green, but otherwise unproductive. This action will help provide freely accessible, locally grown food for the communities involved, jobs for those who tend the trees, as well as beneficial community gathering places. Such actions have been taken in a number of cities throughout the world with great success. Visit the links below for more information:


Signatures: 590

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 12 February 2010.

The petition was presented to the Council on 28 April 2010.

The petition was presented at the Council meeting on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 by Fredd Marshall.

The Council resolved to receive the petition and referred it to officers to inform their work.