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12 years 11 months ago #19134 by Cate
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Saw this and wondered how many more are dotted around the country that we don't know of? www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/feat...glory-of-the-commons

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12 years 11 months ago #284136 by hilldweller
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The community park in Packe St Chch has a productive orchard area, along with other things.

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12 years 11 months ago #284140 by reggit
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There are a few more around the place now and more planned under the Transition Towns programme too :D

Good to see some schools planting fruit trees as well for future students to get some of their 5+ a day from [;)]

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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12 years 11 months ago #284169 by homebirther1
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I think this is a great thing....I wonder if any are around in the Waikato? Google, here I come :)

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12 years 11 months ago #284215 by OakhengeFarm
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I've been to the Brois St one, and it's amazing - to think that it's hidden away, not signposted, but freely available to the general public. They run regular workshops on pruning etc.

The most amazing part is that it doesn't appear to get vandalised or have the harvest taken - maybe because (until now) no-one knew it was there.

11 acres (4 in QEII Covenanted native bush), 15 sheep, 2 beefies, large vege gardens and a goat, and still no dog!:(

Oh, and uncountable wild birds - including fantails, swallows, yellowhammers, morepork, magpies, hawks, pukekos, and even quaill, pheasants and rainbow lorikeets [:D][:D] Not to mention possums, hares, rabbits, rats...

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