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The Kai Rakau Project
November 26, 2010
The Kai Rakau Project, New Zealand, Orchards, Community
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 3,000 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 reserve. The orchard will comprise of 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 / 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