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The Queenstown Community Garden

Bringing Queenstown Together to Grow Connections & Community

At the Kiwi Kit Community Trust, we’re thrilled to announce our newest initiative, The Community Garden, held at the Queenstown Harvest Community Gardens on Gorge Road. This ongoing project invites both beginner and experienced gardeners to join us in creating a vibrant and fruitful garden space. Our regular working bees are not just about planting seeds—they’re about sowing the seeds of community spirit and fostering connections among people from all walks of life.

The generous donation of our plot by The Queenstown Harvest Community Gardens has set the stage for this exciting venture. We’ve also received incredible support from Bunnings Queenstown, who have generously provided gloves, tools, and even a garden shed to help us kickstart this project.

Our donated plot is spacious and includes a small greenhouse, but it has been neglected for several years and requires significant effort to prepare it for planting. As of May 2024, we are still in the plot repair stages, but watching its transformation from overgrown to a recognisable plot has been immensely rewarding. We're excited about the progress we’ve made and look forward to the day when we can start planting and eventually harvest the fruits of our labor.

The Community Garden project's purpose or "why" is more than just gardening; it’s about cultivating a community spirit and creating a space to connect with people from diverse backgrounds while learning and sharing skills. 

In each working bee, participants share not only tools and soil but also stories and experiences from their diverse backgrounds. This opportunity for exchange enriches our community, creating a tapestry of cultural insights alongside the fruits and vegetables that grow in our garden. It's an opportunity to learn from each other, appreciate different perspectives, and build lasting friendships in the natural beauty of our shared garden space.

Learning how to grow our own healthy food is a natural way to empower our community, and once harvest we'll be donating the food back to those in need.  We hope to support other local community support initiatives, such as Happiness House and Baskets of Blessings.

If you’re interested in joining us, learning new skills, and making new friends, we welcome you to our next working bee. Together, let’s cultivate a space where both plants and community thrive.

Our next working bee is on Wednesday 15 May and we're searching for some *skilled helpers* to assist with some essential building jobs. Could that be you or someone you know? Email

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