The Kai Rakau Project

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 3000 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