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The Kai Rakau Project - “Mother Orchard” of 3000 fruiting trees and native plantings
The Kai Rakau Project, currently being developed by Emma Williamson and Savannah Carter-Green, is a community based project with view to create a “Mother Orchard” of 3000 fruiting trees and native plantings, in Sanders Reserve, Paremoremo, Auckland, New Zealand.
Kai Rakau has been granted Land Owners Consent to use a portion of the 100 acre reserve. The orchard will contain four parts, reflecting New Zealand’s cultural & food history and is designed to showcase local food heritage including:
Indigenous plants and trees used for food/medicine cultivated by Maori
Food cultivated by first European settlers, showing provenance (e.g. Europe, America, Japan and Australasia)
Fruit and nuts pivotal to cultivation in NZ especially local varieties
Modern Fruit and Nut varieties.