POG is Paekākāriki’s Community Gardening group. We are working together to make Paekākāriki a place of abundant organic food production – in home gardens, on berms, at the school – and, in the longer term, to establish a substantial community orchard and garden. We run a community orchard and garden – and welcome you to join us for gardening bees. You can chat to us every first Saturday of the month at the St Peter’s Hall market.
You can adopt a fruit tree to look after by contacting us here as part of our Paekākāriki Orchard tree guardianship scheme.
Or find out more and join our Pae Cycle community recycling scheme.
For a history of our group and orchard and gardens and how it has developed with lots of photos read The Paekākāriki Green Dream.
You’ll find our developing site at the northern end of QE Park by the Tilley Road entrance (to the left of the weaving whare).
There is a much wider vision for the use of this land, and we urge anyone with enthusiasm and ideas to get in touch with us. We run a produce stall at the monthly Paekākāriki market and hold regular workshops (a chance to learn skills such as seed saving, pruning etc) and irregular meetings. We also harvest and cook a shared kai for the whole community. If any of this sounds like you, get in touch!