ENM's Food Vision Statement

What vision do our members share? What are our objectives?

Our members have contributed to the development of the following shared vision:

As people of the Manawatū River catchment, we will receive our food in ways that enhance ecosystem functioning and the environment while also supporting human health and well-being.

Read the files below for our complete vision statement (Ā Tātou Kai me Tō Tātou Taiao) and for an accompanying discussion document (Te Mahi).

(In huge appreciation, we acknowledge the mahi of Sharon Stevens in faciliating the creation of our Food Vision Statement.)

Rongo God of Cultivated Foods in RECAP garden

Manawatū Food Action Resources

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Some tips on how to effectively run produce-sharing spaces
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Ways to access kai in our community.
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Palmy Crop Swaps are friendly free-exchange events for backyard gardeners to share their produce, seedlings, seeds and knowledge. Bring your excess fresh produce, seeds, seedlings or cuttings along to share with others.
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There are several Seed-Exchanges around the Manawatū. The purpose of these is provide free access to seeds for anyone wishing to grow their own food and to house donations of seeds from local growers who wish to share. Find out more here.
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Local garden specialists who prioritise the wellbeing of the environment.
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We're creating a pool of garden tools for community gardening projects. Details here.
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Zero Waste resources