It doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Sustainability Trust is piloting an inter-generational gardening programme, Get a Grandy, Grow a Garden. It brings together the elderly and young through gardening. Together, we're growing relationships, sharing skills and building community.
We’ve facilitated five wonderful events. Te Hopai Rest Home and Capital Kids Newtown potted plants and made seed bombs together, while Huntleigh Rest Home and Early Years Leeds St painted and prepared flower pots for bulbs.
The events have been truly magical, with everything from impromptu singing, to tea, cake and story time. There have been great moments of connection between generations and exciting future garden plans. Huntleigh Rest Home and Early Years Leeds St now have regular visits together. It’s a warm fuzzies overload!
Keep an eye on our website for future Get a Grandy, Grow a Garden events.
Our Chief Executive, Phil Squire, writes about the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill, being designed to bring New Zealand’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Just before the consultation closed on July 19th, Sustainability Trust hosted an event for WWF NZ, to give people information on the Bill – and encourage everyone to make a submission. Speakers from WWF, Generation Zero, Forest and Bird, Meridian Energy and Hon. James Shaw (Minister for Climate Change) spoke about the Bill and consultation process. Read more of Phil's thoughts.
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