Takanini Sikh Temple has opened up 11 acres of land to grow fresh fruit and vegetables in Auckland.
By Nigel Moffiet
August 7 2017
The plan is to have up to 400 fruit trees such as lemons, limes, oranges, guava, and a variety of nuts and vegetables grown and maintained by temple members.
The Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura team and the Old School Reserve Teaching Gardens are working with the temple to teach food production skills as part of the project.
Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand spokesperson Daljit Singh says many of the volunteers come from traditional Indian farming communities but there has been a need to access local knowledge.This includes information on gardening to local climate and soil conditions.
The project is promoting healthy eating, sustainability and is bringing the whole community together , Singh says.