Pupils prepare Houses for Grow Ōtautahi festival
School students from around the area are all sharing the unique stories of the communities by producing particular gardens for Grow Ōtautahi – Christchurch’s own, complimentary three-day backyard festival.
The Rātā Foundation School Gardens observe the very best of our neighborhood surroundings, with a view to education and sustainability.
Festival Director Sandi MacRae stated she was amazed at the detail and work at the college gardens.
“What I’m visiting from the lead-up into case is actually blowing me off.
“The colleges aren’t merely creating wonderful reflections in the regional communities, they’re also weaving the job in their learning with a focus on community, sustainability, creativity and observing our surroundings.
“The plants are growing nicely and that I can’t wait to view them on site from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
“The commitment of the teachers, children and local communities involved is inspirational, and I know visitors to the festival will be delighted with what they have created.”
Rātā Foundation chief executive Leighton Evans states “the Garden Festival provides a unique opportunity to celebrate our Garden City; while increasing environmental awareness and supporting education for our tamariki and rangatahi around sustainable growing practices.”
“The Rātā Foundation School Gardens provide a pathway for building the next generation of gardeners and eco-warriors.”
The Grow Ōtautahi Christchurch Garden Festival Trust is closely tracking the federal Covid-19 scenario, after all information from Government and can react to any changing situation.
“We are all focused on the task at hand and gearing-up to welcome people to the first-ever Grow Ōtautahi. This has always included a sharp focus on public safety and we’ll have appropriate hygiene and health-related processes in place,” MacRae stated.