Our projects all work towards our Vision by providing opportunities for people to learn how to care for the environment and to lead more sustainable, fulfilling lives. Some of our projects have been running for many years, while others are in the early development stage.
You can read a brief description of our projects below. For more information on each, click to follow the link!
Saving, identifying and sharing Southlands' Heritage fruit trees; Community Heritage Orchard Parks; Pruning and grafting workshops;
Annual Fruit Tree Sale.
Re-localising food production and distribution for community resilience and rural economic development.
Over 40 courses on a wide range of topics, available throughout Southland. Curriculum-linked workshops for schools.
Saving and sharing heritage vegetable seeds in Southern NZ; workshops, seed swaps.
Southland Seed Savers Network
Spring: Bountiful Backyards
Summer: Estuary Celebration
Autumn: Heritage Harvest
Community Forest Garden open to the public right in the middle of Riverton's town centre! Tours of the Guyton's 25 year old Forest Garden by request.
Developing a system for the collection and composting of local food and garden 'wastes'. Learning to see organic 'waste' as a resource and to turn it into soil and food!
An inspirational place to visit! Local and organic foods; plants, seeds and garden products; expert advice and information on sustainability and healthy lifestyles.