Enter the Triangle Park community garden, a place where people from across Auckland can trade in their bus passes for bulbs.
The garden provides a green space in the Auckland suburb of Massey for people to come and learn about growing and harvesting their own food. Spokesperson Viv Jones says the garden is about allowing people to learn from each other.
“People can contribute as little or as much as they want. We never quite know how many people will show up but that doesn’t matter, we like to think everyone who comes takes some knowledge away with them.”
And it’s not just knowledge the volunteers take away. Viv says whatever food is harvested during the session is given away to those who show up, and the best part of all is that it’s free.
“We don’t charge anything for people to come and help out, we want to keep it as accessible as possible to encourage people to come along and learn about healthy eating and growing your own food.”