In our first short story looking at community gardens, we visit the quake-ravaged Garden City where the rain can’t dampen the spirits of the volunteers at New Brighton Community Gardens. In fact, we liked it so much, we went back again – when the weather was a bit better – and met their volunteer expert on compost, to see what his secrets are.

Interested to know more about community gardens in Christchurch? Head to our Facebook page and check out the “Likes” section for links to Christchurch Food Forest Collective and Canterbury Community Gardens Association.