Food Forests


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IMAGINE A DIVERSITY OF FRUIT AND NUT TREES PROVIDING AN ABUNDANCE OF FREE FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.

A quiet revolution has taken seed in communities all over Aotearoa, New Zealand. People are reconnecting with the source of their food and joining together to co-create a range of inspirational food initiatives.

Fruit & Nuts Unlimited! – The third documentary from the Localising Food Project, continues our kaupapa to inspire, empower and educate communities nationwide. This feature-length film explores perennial public plantings of fruit and nut trees, from open orchards in Waimate to community Food Forests on Waiheke Island.

What we have captured is a definitive documentation of a unique time, place, & space…the birth and growth of the food forest movement in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Preserving a rich heritage of flavourful heirloom fruit varieties to nourish future generations.

He Tangata!

It’s about the people who are creating and sharing this abundance of kai and forming strong social connections along the way. 

WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THE PRODUCTION

As of July 2016, we have footage of over 50 locations around New Zealand and interviews with leading figures in the food forest, permaculture, open orchard and heritage orchard movments. The storyline follows a winding path of greening the red-zone in the Otakaro / Avon river area of Canterbury post the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes; branching out into the four corners of the country for inspiration and ideation - korero and kai.

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 SOME QUOTEABLE QUOTES FROM THE FILM

"A food forest is designed to create an ecosystem that mimics the relationships that are beneficial to humans, animals, plants & insects in a natural forest system." 

Sarcha Healey - Feeding our futures Hui

"The most effective way to break down any social or cultural boundary is through food...in order to truly dissolve the sense of separation and otherness we must participant together at all levels of food production, harvest, appreciation & celebration."

James Samuels - Community Food Campaigner.

"We have to go back to the old varieties. These are the important ones for our health and future generations of New Zealanders."

Mark Christensen - Treecrops Trust & pioneer of Monty Surprise Apple.

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