Media Release: Pizza Party planned for Symonds Street

February 3, 2016 by  
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Life is flourishing at the Symonds Street Community Garden. The first vegetables are taking shape, the bee hives have grown from two to five and there are lots of bumblebees among the self-seeding wildflowers.

Volunteers are now preparing to host a Pizza Party from 10 am on Saturday 12th March for the community. Over the next few weeks the volunteers will be building a pizza oven and harvesting vegetables as toppings for the pizza. Everyone is invited to attend. They are encouraging local residents to bring their own toppings to add to the event at 257 Symonds Street.

Waitemata Local Board Member Rob Thomas says “This once abandoned, derelict site on Symonds Street has been transformed into a lush inner-city garden for everyone to enjoy. A lot of hard work, sweat and sunscreen has gone into creating this space. There is still more to be done but it’s time to reap what you sow.”

Community Garden Manager Sean Taylor says “As much as I have all loved gardening in the space, for me the best part about growing food is being able to eat it. There is nothing better than being able to eat food you grew, surrounded by greenery among new and old friends, it’s what a Kiwi summer is meant to be.”

Mr Thomas says that if residents want to get involved in the garden there are regular working bees on the first Sunday of each month or to visit the facebook page





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