Organic Market Garden
A collaboration between For the Love of Bees, Kai Auckland, Stonesoup Syndicate, Gecko Trust, and Phantom Billstickers. Supported by the City Rail Link.
AUCKLAND'S FIRST INNER CITY ORGANIC MARKET GARDEN & TEACHING HUB
The OMG aim is to break the myth that industrialised food production is the only way, through transforming the current Symonds Street Junction Community Garden into an abundant Organic Market Garden (OMG). Inspired by sustainability and wellness, the OMG will be a living example of the role of urban farming in achieving a sustainable and regenerative food system for Auckland. We wish to inspire local residents, businesses and communities in the uptown neighbourhood to learn new concepts and gain practical skills, on how to grow nutrient dense food by using organic and biodynamic principles, in an open access teaching hub.
Guided by the principles of Kaitiakitanga, the OMG will demonstrate a sustainable social enterprise model by providing a space of inspiration, healing and knowledge exchange in a hub of sustainable living practice.
Latest May Update
Our wonderful team of collaborators have been busily preparing the groundwork for the Organic Market Garden. A small group of us came together on a typically unpredictable Autumn day in Auckland to finish tidying the site and hear the passionate Allen Gorthy share his knowledge on biodynamics. Jonty and the team at Pitch Studio have created a logo and are working on the website and a new collaboration is underway with the uptown business association to co-design the current road frontage into a pocket park, which offers a sanctuary for both pollinators and people! Watch this space for some concepts coming soon.
Unfortunately, April has also brought some funding setbacks for the project, which has impacted on the hardscaping due to begin. While the team is currently reviewing the funding strategy and identifying alternatives, we would love to connect with those of you that may have previous fundraising, sponsorship, marketing or crowdfunding expertise to share. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
The OMG is at 257 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace