Get growing for edible garden awards

Do you know someone in the Shirley Papanui area who produces bountiful crops of fruit and veggies from a garden in their back yard? Nominate them for an edible garden award.

This successful event is now in its third year and is a partnership between the Christchurch City Council Shirley Papanui Community Board and the Christchurch Horticultural Society.

The aim of the awards is to encourage the production of vegetable and fruit gardens within residential properties, community organisations and schools.

The Awards promote the production and the development of edible gardens within the community and residences. The perfect edible garden is not sought, but a garden that is used and produces and is sustainable year after year is encouraged.

Nominations close on February 19. Every nominee will receive a visit in early March from judges from the Horticultural Society can talk to the gardener, share knowledge, learn and celebrate the work that is being done.

The awards ceremony will be held in April and all participants receive a certificate.

To download a nomination form go to and or visit the Papanui Service Centre. Contact Trevor Cattermole (Strengthening Communities Advisor) for further information: Tel 03 941-5407 Cell 027 706- 9016 or Email

Sourced from materials submitted by CCC

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