Food Forest Road Trip with family

School holidays and an invitation to visit Dean Williamson in Fielding to explore his idea for 10 acre food forests up and down the country, was enough to start the road trip planning.

I let a few people know we were heading South, and would love to visit some existing food forests and were happy to talk with people along the way, and an agenda quickly emerged.

We’re leaving Waiheke today (Jul 13th) and will be home on the 24th.

Maybe we’ll meet up at one of these events

Taranaki Monday 15th July

Marton Tuesday 16th July

Fielding Wednesday 17th July

We’ll spend some family time in Wellington, and show our almost seven year old Te Papa and the Wellington Zoo. Then head North again, dropping in on the folk at Awhi Farm in Turangi on the way home.

I will post some updates from the trip onto the blog here at and maybe a short video at the end. It’s exciting to see how much interest there is, and at the same time it is a logical and win-win-win approach to sustainable food production, and a healing of the planet’s over-exploited eco-system.

Here’s a short animated video about food and food forest gardens.

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