Welcome to Grow Pōneke, a celebration of local kai, community, and the ways they connect to make our city flourish.
The celebrations begin with Local Food Week (26 February – 3 March) – an annual festival showcasing the food producers, spaces, and initiatives that bring vitality to the city’s local food scene. Supported by Wellington City Council, Seeds to Feeds have created a week of activities and events. Come join us for a feast of ways to cook, eat and grow food together in Pōneke.
Next up is Neighbours Aotearoa (March). A month-long campaign inviting everyone to get to know their neighbours better. How can you create big or small opportunities for your neighbours to connect?
This year’s theme is ‘Growing Together’, so what about organising a plant swap, a garden bee, or a homegrown potluck? Or take a look at the calendar for events in your area, including Seeds to Feeds’ community Harvest Celebration festivities – because growing together naturally leads to eating together!
Festivities wind-up with the Community Gardens Open Sundays (April). If you’ve ever wondered what happens at the city’s many community gardens and how you can get involved, this is your chance to find out. From lush pocket gardens to rambling urban oases, gardens in a different area of the city will be hosting visitors each Sunday.