– Since 2020 –
Grow Wānaka was established in 2020 by passionate like-minded locals wanting to create a common space for people to connect, learn, share and grow.
Grow Wānaka is a community garden, composting centre, and educational hub. Our project works to enhance community resilience, food security, minimise waste through organics recycling, and expand knowledge and skills through educational opportunities.
Grow Wānaka operates on a circular model by accepting food waste from our urban centre and converting it into biologically active compost. The compost is used to grow organic produce in the garden, which is then shared among our volunteer team with weekly surplus distributed to Food for Love, our local Food Bank and Upper Clutha Produce Pantries. Education is also a huge part of what we do.
We run weekly working bees, monthly workshops and events, and collaborate with many community organisations to provide a wide range of opportunities for everyone to get involved.
Grow Wānaka is a Charitable Trust Organisation, which relies on donations of time, energy, materials and funding to achieve our community resilience and waste minimization goals and deliver on our community outreach and education programmes.
If you would like to support our work and project with a donation please get in touch with us.
We accept one-off monetary donations or join 'Friends of Grow Wānaka' as a regular donor. Donations over $5 are tax deductible.