Food is Free

Food is Free brings together people interested in gardening and connecting with others, to grow food on plots of unused land around Wellington, all the while learning gardening skills.

There is lots of room to grow food on land around Wellington. Locally grown food benefits our city and the world in so many ways, from growing community and neighbourhood resilience, reducing food miles, saving on supermarket bills and building gardening skills along the way!

You’re invited to be part of Food is Free

We’re inviting groups of friends, whānau or neighbours with an interest in growing food together to apply to be part of this Food is Free pilot focused in the CBD and Newtown.

We’re inviting you along to our two-part Food is Free: Urban Gardening 101 workshop to start your food growing adventure.

Sustainability Trust will help your group find a local, convenient plot of land and get a garden set up.  This will be followed by a zero-to-hero gardening skills course that people in your group will need to commit to attending.

We’ve taken inspiration from international movements which show that food can be grown in the city, and that everyone can have access to cheap, fresh food and feel connected to their community.

Join in! Sign up below for the two-part introduction to gardening.

Food is Free Urban Gardening 101 workshops: Learn the basics of growing food together and find out more about the launch of Food is Free in Wellington.

Cost: Free


Bookings are essential.

These free workshops are useful for everyone and suitable for complete gardening beginners. They are designed by Wellington permaculture expert Linnea Lindstroem and facilitated by Sustainability Trust staff.

Come along to learn more about Food is Free and get growing!

Participants in the two-part Urban Gardening 101 workshop can sign up to adopt a plot of land and take part in a free month-by-month food growing workshop series. Contact with any questions.


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