We’re revitalising the Hope Community Garden and setting up the Hope Learning Centre. Residents, local businesses and organisations are all welcome to help create a vibrant green space next to the Whau River.

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Garden history and location

The Hope Community Garden is at the edge of the Whau River, next to a mix of homes and small commercial businesses. It is dedicated for the community to use for gardening and nature activities.

Find the garden at 8 Riverbank Road, New Lynn (off Binsted Road). The garden is right at the bottom of the cul-de-sac - look for the punga log fence.

The stream-side site with a rich diversity of mangrove ecology makes it a great place to observe and experience tidal and seasonal rhythms.

The community garden is open for everyone to help develop and enjoy, to share their own skills and to learn about growing food, composting and more.

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Vision for the Hope Learning Centre

We want to establish the Hope Learning Centre at the site, to create opportunities for us all to connect, learn and develop together.

This will transform the site and surrounding area into a flourishing garden space supporting biodiversity and soil regeneration, and ultimately, restoring health to the Whau river, the land and to the community.

There will be a space to hold workshops and events, where people can come together to share their knowledge and experience as well as learn new skills.

These workshops will cover subjects such as soil regeneration, growing nutrient dense food, harvesting and cooking food, composting and waste minimisation, stream restoration, native planting, water quality, conservation and rainwater harvesting.

We will work closely with the local community and environment, to build a thriving and vibrant public space that helps increase access to locally grown food, for a stronger, more resilient community.

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Help us achieve this

Local residents, employees at nearby businesses and any other interested organisations are all invited to help us develop and maximise the potential Hope Community Garden offers.

We’re seeking ideas and conversations about what you would like to see happening here, and how you would like to use the space.

There will be opportunities to volunteer, attend working bees and contribute to the future development of the learning centre and garden.

We also invite businesses and organisations to contribute through in-kind or financial donations, to help us make this a flourishing community space.

Find out more

To find out more, email amanda@ecomatters.org.nz

Visit our Volunteer page for times and dates of regular sessions.

Check our Upcoming Events page for one-off event information.

Thanks to our supporters

Thanks to funding from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund through Te Tari Matawaka (Office of Ethnic Communities) and the Community Capability and Resilience Fund, through the Ministry of Social Development.

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