Posted by Rick Peers
We we are there! With the help of the BOP regional council and the amazing people at Ōmokoroa Coastal Challenge, we have reached our funding goal and then some.
As some of you might know, the Ōmokoroa Community Garden is one of this year’s recipients of funding from the Run Run Run or Ōmokoroa Coastal challenge. We are still unsure how much will be raised from this amazing event but if you like to add to it, please go and sign up now. Click on this registration link and join one of the events. https://runrunrun.co.nz/registration/
Cyberlink has also sponsored one of the events, though i’m not sure which one.
We have also been granted $7000 by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as part of their Environmental Enhancement Fund. If you’d like a slice of this funding for one of your project please, follow this link.
You will find all of our sponsors here. Help me thank them by using their services where you can. https://omokoroa.net/garden/our-sponsors/
The planter beds are ready to put together; the site has been cleared; The soil and timber has been ordered! Now we just need good weather on the day. We have some enabling works on the labour day weekend and then the first weekend in November is the big day. The plan is to get most of the beds installed and filled with soil. Then wood chip between them. After that we will have some working bees during the summer to complete the rest of the garden. There is a lot to do and probably too much to complete in one session. So if you can’t make it to the first build don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunity to help out. If you would like to volunteer on the day. Please email me! don’t just turn up. We have to keep a close eye on numbers on site as we don’t want Worksafe or OSH jumping on us. Email me and i will put you on a list to be contacted. The build date is 2nd and 3rd of November 2019.
Thank you to everyone in the community who have come out in support for this venture.
Contact person: Rick Peers
Contact telephone: 022 3502033