The Edible Garden Awards were initiated in 2013 as a partnership project between the Papanui-Innes Community Board (SPCB) and the CHS.
The SPCB repeated the awards in 2014 with great success and 32 awards were made. The Lyttelton – Mt Herbert Community Board (LMHCB) also participated in this scheme in 2014. In 2018 the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board (SCCB) joined and this year, the Linwood-Central-Heathcote ward join for the very first time.
The CHS has assisted in the promotion, judging and hosting of the awards functions from 2015 and look forward to another great year in 2019.
To participate or to find out more click on the links below to download the Nomination or Entry Form for your area.
This year the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community board is partnering with the Canterbury Horticultural Society to launch a new category of garden awards in our area: the Edible Garden Awards. We look forward to as many individuals, families, schools and community groups as possible growing fruit and veges on their properties.
These awards are an opportunity for us to recognise all types of food gardens great and small and the work and care that goes into creating these. So whether the vegetable patch, orchard or raised garden at your place is new, or long established, do put in a nomination and join in with young and old gardeners from across our neighbourhoods to celebrate growing our own food.
We also have categories for preschools and schools as we hope that the awards will inspire school communities, to develop, grow and celebrate their gardening achievements while promoting a lifelong connection with their natural environment and improving student learning, health and well-being.
Happy gardening and hope to see you at the awards.
Chair, Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board
The Papanui–Innes Community Board is committed to encouraging the growth of localised food production. The Board’s active and ongoing support for activities and initiatives that build strong and resilient communities is a priority.
We are also keen to support and grow our relationships with local primary schools championing the next generation to grow their own food, nurture their environment, themselves and others.
In partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society, the Edible Gardens Award within the Papanui–Innes ward is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate those local residents, schools and communities who are passionate about their gardens and their bountiful harvests.
Chairperson, Papanui–Innes Community Board
Nominations close 5pm Monday 11 February 2019
The Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board is delighted to partner with the Canterbury Horticultural Society in the Edible Garden Awards scheme this year for our local residents, schools, families and community groups to acknowledge their efforts to produce food on their properties and in their gardens. This is an opportunity to recognise all types of food gardens great and small. We are particularly interested in highlighting sustainability, as the Board is committed to ensuring the bounty of eco-diversity and well-being that flows from caring for our environment.
So, whether the vegetable patch, orchard, or rain garden in your yard or your neighbour’s, is new or long established, do put in a nomination and join in with young and old gardeners across the neighbourhoods celebrating local food gardens.
Chair, Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board