Edible Paradise Stars

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FEATURED ‘STARS’/ ORGANISATIONS / BUSINESSES/ PROJECTS: PUBLIC CONTACT INFO
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Brent Shirley Cairns sm

Organisation: Kaiapoi Community Food Forest
Intro/summary: Kaiapoi Food Forest– connect, nourish, educate, and inspire.
Website:  http://kai.net.nz/
Featured Person:  Brent & Shirley Cairns
Location: Corner Of Cass & Meadow Streets and Oram Place, Kaiapoi
Contact: website online form
Email: website online form
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KAIintoKAIAPOI/
@KAIintoKAIAPOI
Other Media: blog via website; http://kai.net.nz/blog/

 

 

 

 

 


Charlie McGee

Organisation: Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Intro/summary: Permaculture Education and Music
Website:  http://formidablevegetable.com.au
Featured Person:  Charlie McGee
Location:  Western Australia
Contact: via website or facebook
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/formidablevegetable/  @formidablevegetable
Other Social Media: look them up on twitter, youtube, instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Derek Craig sm

 

Organisation: Oak and Thistle
Intro/summary: Urban farming near Auckland
Website:  https://www.oakandthistle.co.nz
Featured Person:  : Derek Craig Restoration Ecologist  
Location:  Auckland
Contact: Julie and Derek Craig
Phone Number: 09 948 2437; 021 948 241
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: FB https://www.facebook.com/oakandthistle  @oakandthistle
Other Social Media: blog, look them up on pinterest, instagram, twitter, youtube

 

 

 

 


Di Madgin sm

 

Organisation: N/A
Intro/summary: Redzone Property owner & Garden Writer  
Website:  N/A
Featured Person: Diana Madgin  
Location:  Christchurch
Other Social Media: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/75102755/how-a-new-garden-design-has-eased-the-pain-of-whats-been-lost

 

 

 

 

 


Dr Matt Morris smOrganisation: Food Resilience Network/Edible Cantebury
Intro/summary: Edible Canterbury aims to provide leadership, advocacy, guidance and support for communities to grow projects that increase food resilience in the Greater Christchurch region. Edible Canterbury is the umbrella for people who believe Christchurch residents have the right to fresh, nourishing food that is grown and prepared locally in ways that are ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate. In the past few years the Food Resilience Network (aka Edible Canterbury) has been holding a collective vision of Christchurch as an 'Edible Garden City' - a city where every citizen has access to the fresh and healthy food they need to live well.
Featured Persons:  Dr Matt Morris, Gordyn Hamblyn, Lillee Star, Sacha Healey
Website:  n/a
Location:  Christchurch
Phone Number:  +64  21-038-6638
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/ediblecanterbury/
FB messenger and newsletter sign up: @ediblecantebury

 


Formidable Vegetable Sound System sm

Organisation: Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Intro/summary: Permaculture Education and Music
Website:  http://formidablevegetable.com.au
Location:  Western Australia
Contact: via website or facebook
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/formidablevegetable/  @formidablevegetable
Other Social Media: look them up on twitter, youtube, instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 


GaryWilliams sm

Organisation: Cameron Family Farms
Intro/summary: Cameron Family Farms is all about ethical, organic and sustainable farming. Owned by film director James Cameron and his family, CFF produce a wide range of produce and products from their farms located in NZ and around the world.
From honey, olive oil, walnut and hemp seed products to fresh fruit & vegetables, CFF offer a holistic and balanced approach to health and wellbeing.  They supply their flagship store in Greytown, 'Food Forest Organics' with fresh produce daily from their local Farm in the Wairarapa.
Website:  http://injectdesign.co.nz/content/cameron-family-farms-1
Website for Gary Williams consultancy: http://waterscape.co.nz
Featured Person: Gary WillIams,   Permaculture Designer of Cameron Family Farms
Location:  Wairarapa
Other Social Media:  twitter, pinterest

 

 

 


JamesSamuel Polaroid sm

 

Organisation: Food Forest New Zealand
Intro/summary: www.foodforest.co.nz is here to educate and to support those who want to learn more about food forests, or who want to establish a food forest in their community, on private land, or as a way of growing food as a livelihood. James Samuel describes himself as a connector, and a projects guy who embraces pragmatic technology and keeps a weather eye on trends and possibilities.
Website:  http://foodforest.co.nz/
Featured Person:  James Samuel
Location:  National reach
Contact: James Samuel
Phone Number: +64 21 2520 653   
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodForestNZ/@FoodForestNZ

 

 

 


JasonRoss Polaroid smOrganisation: Waitati Open Orchard (WOO)
Intro/summary: Waitati Open Orchards is a group of keen folk on a mission to plant fruit trees in public spaces around Waitati for all to enjoy.
Website: N/A
Featured Person:  Jason Ross
Location:  Waitati, Otago
Contact:
Phone Number: 03 482 2625
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Social Media: twitter, blog, youtube, pinterest, instagram

Jason features in the film discussing the Waitati Open Orchard Project. His company ‘Habitate’ offers hertitage fruit trees and edible landscape design services in the Otago area. With a National certificate in Production Horticulture (organic) and experience in working for a landscaping company he has designed edible gardens for urban and rural settings, community gardens, and schools and been part of establishing a large cultivar preservation orchard with the Tree Crops Society.  Fruit trees are his specialty, especially heritage apples and pears and Habitate produce heritage fruit trees to order, as well as plum trees, gooseberries, currants and comfrey.

 

 


Jon Foote sm

 

Organisation: ReScape
Intro/summary: ReScape is a developing project site to provide education and hands-on learning experiences centered around the three core aspects of resilience; growing food, alternative energy and alternative building techniques.
Website: www.rescape.co.nz (website not currently active as checked on 15/02/2018)
Featured Person: Jon Foote
Location:  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Contact: Jon Foote
Phone Number: 027 5151227
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


KayBaxter Polaroid sm

 

Organisation: Koanga Institute  
Intro/summary: Koanga Institute is based near Wairoa within the Kotare Village, an Eco-Village / Community Land Trust.  There is no shop on site and Koanga is not open to the public, though they do have pre-booked guided tours.  Their full range of seeds, plants and products are available through their on-line store and seeds are also stocked by a range of retailers across New Zealand. It is the kaupapa of the Koanga Institute to collect and save, and make available to the public as many of our old trees and seeds as possible.
Website: http://www.koanga.org.nz
Featured Person:  Kay Baxter, Co-founder Koanga Institute  
Location:  Wairoa, Northern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Phone Number: (06) 838-6269 Answered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 am to 12 noon
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Social Media: twitter, blog, youtube, pinterest, instagram

 

 

 


Mark Christensen sm

Organisation: Heritage Food Crops Research Trust
Intro/summary: The Heritage Food Crops Research Trust is a charitable trust, established to research the early prevention and treatment of disease through the medicinal properties of plant-based food and natural plant-based medicine. Mark Christensen is Research Director for the Trust, having worked for 6 years through the New Zealand Tree Crops Association (NZTCA) Central Districts Branch, instigating and co-ordinating the research on heritage apples and cancer, and the Monty's Surprise variety. In 2006, Mark received the Dr Don McKenzie award from the NZTCA in recognition of his research efforts and in 2007, was voted the Gardener of the Year for the Whanganui/Manawatu area by the New Zealand Gardener magazine.
Website:  https://heritagefoodcrops.org.nz/
Featured Person:  Mark Christensen  
Location: 126A Springvale Road, Whanganui 4501
Contact: email or via online contact form on website
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PeterWells sm

Organisation: Otakaro Orchard
Intro/summary:  The Otakaro Orchard will be New Zealand's first urban food hub. Located in the heart of the Avon River Precinct between the Town Hall and Margaret Mahy Playground, it will be a place that locals and visitors alike can gain knowledge and inspiration about sustainable food systems in practice. In the past few years the Food Resilience Network (aka Edible Canterbury) has been holding a collective vision of Christchurch as an 'Edible Garden City'. Reimagining urban green spaces as edible ones is a key way we can start to change this.
 Website:  https://otakaroorchard.org/
Featured Person:  Jane Ash, Key player in the Otakaro Orchard and Christchurch Food Resilience Network and Peter Wells, project co-ordinator of Otakaro orchard
Location:  Christchurch
Address: 227 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
Contact: Peter or Chloe: phone, email, FB, sign up for newsletter
Phone Number: 021 183 5015
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otakaroorchard/@otakaroorchard

 

 

 


Robert Guyton sm

Organisation:  Riverton Environment Centre
The Centre was established to provide a base for and support three existing Riverton environmental groups (Riverton Organic Group, Riverton Organic Food Co-op and Estuary Care Society) and promote environmental awareness. The South Coast Environment Society was formed in 1996 to operate the Environment Centre in Riverton. Since then the Society has provided a constant and reliable management for the Centre, making it the oldest continuously running Environment Centre in New Zealand. It is a base for many environmental groups, sells products and has information on a range of topics. Programmes also reach to people and organisations beyone the home area, including overseas.

Website:  http://www.sces.org.nz/about/environment-centre; https://yournz.org/tag/robert-guyton/ and https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/100509084/celebrating-our-southlanders-robert-guyton; http://www.localisingfood.com/index.php/food-forests/62-riverton-food-forest-tour-with-robert-robyn-guyton
Featured People:  Robyn Guyton, Riverton Environment centre co-ordinator and Robert Guyton, Southland District Councillor & Ecologist   
Location: Riverton, Southland
Contact: sign up for Coastline newsletter via above website
Phone Number: (03) 234 8717
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rivertonenvironmentcentre
Other Social Media: blog: http://robertguyton.blogspot.co.nz/

Intro/summary on Robert Guyton:
Southlander Robert Guyton came to Riverton 30 years ago as a school teacher and fell in love with the small town. Today he lives in his own forest garden, which he established together with his loving wife Robyn Guyton and their three children over three decades. This and their simple lifestyle helped them make a change, spread and share their passion for forest gardening and sustainable living.  Robert is a sustainability pioneer who along with his family grows the oldest food forest in NZ. A long time organic gardener, permaculturist and heritage orchardist, he’s a columnist, a regional councillor for Environment Southland, and an early climate change adaptor.

 


Robina McCurdy sm

Organisation:  Earthcare Education Aotearoa - The Localising Food Project.
Intro/summary:


Website:  www.localisingfood.com - www.earthcare-education.org
Featured Person: Robina McCurdy
Location:  Golden Bay

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localisingfood
Other Social Media: Youtube, Vimeo

 

 

 

 

 


Sacha Healey smOrganisation: Food Resilience Network/Edible Cantebury
Intro/summary: Edible Canterbury aims to provide leadership, advocacy, guidance and support for communities to grow projects that increase food resilience in the Greater Christchurch region. Edible Canterbury is the umbrella for people who believe Christchurch residents have the right to fresh, nourishing food that is grown and prepared locally in ways that are ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate. In the past few years the Food Resilience Network (aka Edible Canterbury) has been holding a collective vision of Christchurch as an 'Edible Garden City' - a city where every citizen has access to the fresh and healthy food they need to live well.
Featured Persons:  Dr Matt Morris, Gordyn Hamblyn, Lillee Star, Sacha Healey
Website:  n/a
Location:  Christchurch
Contact Person:
Phone Number:  +64  21-038-6638
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/ediblecanterbury/
FB messenger and newsletter sign up: @ediblecantebury



Organisation: Greening the Rubble
Intro/Summary: Greening the Rubble (GtR) creates public green spaces and places where communities can gather.  They are a charitable trust that grew after the Canterbury earthquakes to contribute to the rejuvenation of their city.  Their focus is to work with communities, co-creating spaces that support strong connections and wellbeing.
Website:  www.greeningtherubble.org.nz
Featured Person:  Rhys Taylor
Location:  Christchurch
Contact: online contact form or mailing list via website or phone
Phone Number: +64 22 696 3694
Email: n/a
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greeningtherubble/
Other Social Media:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjquWUc6uuQ
Blog: http://greeningtherubble.org.nz/blog-index/
Twitter: http://greeningtherubble.org.nz/contact-us/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.nz


Organisation: Project Twinstreams  
Intro/summary: Project Twin Streams is an umbrella name for a number of initiatives centred on two streams (Opanuku and Oratia) in the former Waitakere City Council area of Auckland, New Zealand. It is an urban sustainability project which is restoring 56kms of West Auckland stream banks through an integrated community development approach to improve the quality of stormwater flowing into streams and the Waitemata harbour. It consists of a number of environmental and community initiatives and infrastructure. These include wetland restoration, with a large component of volunteer work, partly to control floodwater effects coming down from the Waitakere Ranges.
Website:  http://projecttwinstreams.com/
Featured Person:  Tony Phillips, Chris Bindin
Location:  Waitakere, near Auckland
Contact:
Phone Number: 09 301 01 01
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projecttwinstreams
FB messenger: @projecttwinstreams
Other Social Media:

Organisation: Lucinda Place Community Orchard
Intro/summary: Established in 2007 as a collaboration between Project Twin Streams, council and community, Lucinda Community Orchard is slowly been developed as a community garden and orchard. The orchard is just under an acre half of which is meadow and orchard and the other half orchard and annual and perennial food crops. The garden is run by community volunteers and efforts underway to really utilise the space to grow food for themselves, the community and for wider food distribution for those in need.
Website:  
Featured Person:  Pamela Gill
Location:  6 - 8 Lucinda Place, (beside the banks of the Waikumete Stream)  Glen Eden, Auckland
Contact: Community Coordinator, Pamela Gill
Phone Number: 09 826 0554; 021 308 257
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucindacommunityorchard
FB messenger:@lucindacommunityorchard
Other Social Media:
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpDth1jy0RA


Organisation: Te Tairawhiti Enviroschools  
Intro/summary: Enviroschools is a nationwide network that empowers students to take action to create healthy, vibrant schools and communities. Students in over 700 schools throughout Aotearoa are being inspired to investigate, explore ideas, make decisions and take action on their school and community environment.  Each school creates a school vision, forms an envirogroup, works with the community and implements action projects.  Trained facilitators work with each enviroschool to guide, motivate, and advise the school along their journey.
Website:  http://www.enviroschools.org.nz
Featured Person: Kauri Forno & Kirsty
Location:  Gisborne, but also operating throughout New Zealand
Contact: regional co-ordinator where you are - see map on http://www.enviroschools.org.nz/in_your_region/map


Organisation: Avon-Otakaro Network  
Intro/summary: Avon-Otakaro Network is a network of individuals and organizations whose members, supporters and collaborators are many and diverse.  They are dedicated to creating a multi-purpose river park and ecological reserve in the Avon River residential red zone as defined in their Charter.
 They began after the first Avon River red-zone land announcement in mid-2011. Since then they have established a rich and significant history of achievements.
Website:  http://www.avon.org.nz/
Featured Person: Evan Smith
Location:  Christchurch
Contact: Evan Smith, Avon spokesperson
Phone Number: 029-739-9796
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AvONetwork/@AvONetwork
Other Social Media: twitter


Organisation: Christchurch City Council
Intro/summary:
Website: www.ccc.govt.nz
Featured Person: Hon. Nicky Wagner , Former MP for Christchurch Central , Tony Moore, Sustainability Advisor and Vicki Buck, CCC Deputy Mayor
Location: 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Contact:  
Phone Number: 03 9418999
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nickywagnermp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityCouncil
Other Social Media: youtube, instragram, twitter and linked in


Organisation: Community & Public Health/ Canterbury District Health Board
Intro/summary: Canterbury District Health Board is a Christchurch based hospital and healthcare provider for the Canterbury region of New Zealand.
Website: http://www.cdhb.health.nz   https://www.cph.co.nz/your-health/nutrition/
Location:  Christchurch
Contact: phone, email, online form via website
Phone Number: Ph: +64 3 378 6821, 03 364 1777
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyHealthSystem/
Other Social Media: twitter, vimeo, instagram
Featured Person:  Janne Pasco, Canterbury DHB nutritionist
Canterbury DHB nutritionist Janne Pasco says Canterbury’s recovery provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to fill our city with fruits and vegetables and make edible plants the norm.
Featured Person:  Alistair Humphrey
Alistair Humphrey currently works at the Community and Public Health Division, Canterbury District Health Board. Alistair does research in Diabetology, Public Health and Epidemiology. Their most recent publication is 'A Health in All Policies response to disaster recovery.'


Organisation: Four Seasons Treecare
Intro/summary: Four Seasons Tree Care Otautahi  Ltd is a family owned and managed company established over 12 years ago and based in Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand. The preservation and maintenance of trees is their aim, and their goal is to provide an environment in which customers can enjoy a harmonious relationship with their trees. Four Seasons Tree Care Otautahi Ltd prides itself in being the only company with the passion, care and knowledge to treat diseased and stressed trees coping in an urban environment.
Website:  http://www.fourseasonstreecare.co.nz
Featured Person:  Raoni Hammer
Location:  Christchurch
Contact: 0800 4 SEASONS
Phone Number: 021 0224 6027
Postal address: PO Box 126 Lyttelton Christchurch 8841
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTreePeopleNZ
Other Social Media: twitter;
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnMf6cXz2-I


Organisation: Food Forests (& Orchards), Transition Valley Intro/summary: Soil and Health is involved in fruit tree planting projects around neighbourhood. It is a group of Dunedin residents from North East Valley, Opoho, Dalmore, Liberton, Pine Hill, Normanby and Mt Mera in North Dunedin.  Their aim is to help their areas to cope with the climate, energy and economic changes that are coming.  
Website:  www.transitiontowns.org.nz/dunedinnorth
Featured Person:  Philippa Jamieson
Location:  Dunedin North
Contact: via email
Phone Number:
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Organisation:
Intro/summary: Redzone Property owner & Garden Writer  
Website:  N/A
Featured Person: Diana Madgin  
Location:  Christchurch
Other : https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/75102755/how-a-new-garden-design-has-eased-the-pain-of-whats-been-lost


Organisation: Rowandale Primary School
Intro/summary: We celebrate all cultures and help their students with "Soaring towards Success" – gaining knowledge and skills in core curriculum areas whilst developing their sense of belonging and pride in themselves.  Cultural make up is: Maori 45%, Samoan 21%, Tongan 12%, Cook Island 8%, Fijian 3%, Niuean 3%, Asian 3%, NZ Pakeha 2%, Other 2% and Indian 1%. The staff reflect a similar cultural make up and represent well our diverse community.
Website:  http://www.rowandale.school.nz/
Featured Person:  Anna Tollestrop
Location:  South Auckland
Address:  73 Rowandale Avenue
Manurewa Auckland 2102
Contact: Karl Vasau, principal at school
Phone Number: (09) 267 6663;0800 769 263 - 0800 ROWANDALE
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Social Media: twitter, blog, youtube, pinterest, instagram

 
Organisation: Otakaro Orchard
Intro/summary:  The Otakaro Orchard will be New Zealand's first urban food hub. Located in the heart of the Avon River Precinct between the Town Hall and Margaret Mahy Playground, it will be a place that locals and visitors alike can gain knowledge and inspiration about sustainable food systems in practice. In the past few years the Food Resilience Network (aka Edible Canterbury) has been holding a collective vision of Christchurch as an 'Edible Garden City'. Reimagining urban green spaces as edible ones is a key way we can start to change this.
 Website:  https://otakaroorchard.org/
Featured Person:  Jane Ash, Key player in the Otakaro Orchard and Christchurch Food Resilience Network and Peter Wells, project co-ordinator of Otakaro orchard
Location:  Christchurch
Address: 227 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
Contact: Peter or Chloe: phone, email, FB, sign up for newsletter
Phone Number: 021 183 5015
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otakaroorchard/@otakaroorchard



 

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