The Hāwea Food Forest Charitable Trust was created in 2012 to establish and maintain a fruit orchard to benefit the community. The Food Forest is located in a corner of the Hāwea Domain, it is home to an orchard area with established fruit trees including many heritage apple trees.
In 2022 community gardens were started growing vegetables to support the participants in monthly working bees and the wider community via the produce stands in the area.
In the future the orchard will be developed into a layered food forest and more community gardens established.
Working bees are held monthly, and volunteers might be engaged in:
As a volunteer, you will learn about gardening practices and how every layer of the food forest has a function and be an important part of this community project, as well as meet like-minded locals. Morning tea and general gardening chat provided.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.