About Waiutuutu Community Garden

UC community gardens

Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu (Waiutuutu Community Garden) was established in 2002 as an informal recreation and learning space for students, staff and anyone else associated with the University. It was originally named Okeover Community Garden, after the Okeover Stream. In 2018, Ngai Tahu gifted the name Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu (Waiutuutu Community Garden) in recognition of the stream's original name.

All interested people can come along and help out in the garden, learn new skills and meet new people. The entrance to Waiutuutu Community Garden entrance is via the walking path from Engineering Road beside Waiutuutu/Okeover Stream. 

Growing Methods

Waiutuutu Community Garden utilises permaculture and organic growing methods. This means food production in the garden is becoming more sustainable – no pesticides or chemical fertilisers are used, and there is an emphasis on creating a self-supporting ecosystem and using natural processes. This produces healthier food and is better for the environment.

More about Organics and Permaculture here.