Brooklyn Food Group

Brooklyn has the following sub groups: Food & Gardening, Transport and Steering group

Brooklyn community orchard planting day, 22 August

Brooklyn community orchard planting day posterHelp us celebrate the first year of the orchard.

On the planting day there will be plums and pears to plant. Our guest speaker is Hannah Zwartz, plus you can get some planting advice and there'll be live music. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Harrison Street, Brooklyn, Wellington

Compost making workshop, Brooklyn, 20 June

Sprout bursting from compost pile, Brooklyn Food group compost noticeA hands on compost making workshop. We'll cover how to make and maintain a compost heap as well as discuss tasks for the winter vegetable garden.

The workshop will be held in Brooklyn, Wellington. All the information you need to attend will be supplied after you register.

Cost: $10.

For more information and bookings contact: Ann Locke, ann.locke [at] » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Brooklyn, Wellington

Earth Whisperers film screening, Brooklyn, 26 May

Earth Whisperers Papatanuku film dvd cover Come and join us at the Brooklyn Community Centre on Harrison Street, Wednesday May 26th, 7:30 pm to watch this inspiring DVD…

Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku introduces us to 10 visionary New Zealanders in a compelling and often humorous way, demonstrate how they are 'walking the walk' by living in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Brooklyn Community Centre on Harrison Street, Wellington

Brooklyn Food Group - monthly meetings

Every month the Brooklyn Food Group holds an open meeting. These are to plan events, share news and keep track of goings on.

Minutes for each meeting will be attached to this page.

We keep meetings focused and action oriented.

Meeting dates for 2010

3.30pm, Sunday 11 July, at Anne's place

4pm, Sunday 30 May 2001, at Anne's place

5pm, Sunday 25 April 2010, at Anne's place

5pm, Sunday 28 March 2010, at Anne's place

Article: Brooklyn leads the way with orchard for all

We were delighted with a story by journalism student Chris Armstrong. He published this story on News Wire, WaeaRongokorero, the Whitireia journalism website on 12 March 2010. » Read more

Brooklyn community orchard - March 2010 update

Now daylight savings is behind us we will be meeting every second Sunday from the 11th of April to work on the orchard, and continue our plans for this winter's planting.

We have plums and pears on the way and are also planning some berry patches. Any donations of strawberry suckers, or berry canes gratefully received! » Read more

Seed saving workshop - Brooklyn, Wellington

Seed saving workshop photo A hands on workshop including techniques for saving different types of vegetable seeds, and an overview of some useful theory so you will be able to save your own good quality seeds to sow for next season.

There is a small charge to cover costs and contribute funds to our shared garden project.

Places are limited, so register your interest as soon as possible to ann.locke (at)

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Transition Town Brooklyn Summer! Celebration (& AGM)

Join us to celebrate our 2009 community achievements & dream for 2010!

BYO nibbles, elder flower & honey tipples, tea/coffees+ cake supplied.

World Premiere + TT Video: “A Frocking Good Swap”

Koha appreciated

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Brooklyn Street Festival

Brooklyn Street Festival

'GrowMore', Brooklyn's TT food and gardening group are holding a fundraising stall at the Brooklyn Street Festival.  Available for sale are herb and vege seedlings, fresh herbs, worm wine and Eco Seeds.  There will be a raffle with the fabulous first prize of a one hour consultation with a landscape designer, second prize is a lunch voucher for the sumptuous Nikau cafe/restaurant and third prize is a composting system.  So get on down to Brooklyn on Sunday the 28th November from 9.30 - 2.30, have fun get informed and support your local TT!

Location / Venue: 
Cleveland St Brooklyn, Wellington, NZ

Share Gardening

What is a share garden?

A share garden is a way for people to grow their own food and build community at the same time. It is one way of increasing edible gardening without setting up a Community Garden. » Read more

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