The Kai Rakau Project is a community based project with view to create a “Mother Orchard” of 3000 fruiting trees and native plantings, in Sanders Reserve. It is currently being developed by Emma Williamson and Savannah Carter-Green, with the support of the local people.
Kai Rakau has been granted Land Owners Consent to use a portion of the reserve. The orchard will comprise of four parts, reflecting New Zealand’s cultural & food history and is designed to showcase local food heritage including:
• Indigenous plants and trees used for food / cultivated by Maori • Food cultivated by first European settlers, showing provenance (e.g. Europe, America, Japan and Australasia) • Fruit and nuts pivotal to cultivation in NZ especially local varieties • Modern Fruit and Nut varieties
For a brief overview of this project, click on the following link.