About Waiutuutu Community Garden
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.
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.
Find out more about volunteering with us at Waiutuutu Community Garden. Gardening bees are held every Friday afternoon all year round, and no previous gardening experience is necessary.