Ōtākaro Orchard is Set for Success

We've already raised over a million dollars for New Zealand's first urban food hub. We've a strong Board, a team of experts, over 400 enthusiastic volunteers, and the support of 30+ community organisations. We're ready grow. But we need $500,000 over the coming months, and we need your help.

Urban Food Hub & Living Laboratory


We’re on the cusp of a revolutionary food system with 780 parks, 26 community gardens, 70 edible school gardens, 5 food forests, and 26,000 fruit trees on public land.

At the heart of this flourishing city will sit Ōtākaro Orchard, an urban food hub and a living laboratory by the Avon River, with a learning centre, outdoor amphitheatre, food forest, free edible garden, café, and garden venue in the heart of the city.

Ōtākaro Orchard will be a centre for food resilience, a living learning environment for us and our children, and a precious public asset for the coming centuries. And we need your help to bring the project to fruition.


Otakaro Orchard March 2017

$1M in funding raised //1218

volunteer hours //

$350K in-kind support

coming soon....

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After many months of planning and design we're about to create a huge piece of the Ōtākaro Orchard building by hand! Led by Gordon, Sarah Jane, James, Dan, and Gordyn we're hosting 3-hour workshops at 100 Peterborough St in the morning and afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays April 15th - June 3rd. Come learn how to make these bricks and seize this rare chance to build our community space together! Help us make 4,000 of them! For all the effort we're putting in, this will be the first commercial earth building in Christchurch. Added up, these 4,000 will need a lot of hands on and workshop space will be limited so make sure to sign up before spots fill up!

Adobe Bricks