Mt Eden

Welcome to TT Mt Eden,

We, the Mount Eden Village People, are dedicated to positive change towards a more sustainable lifestyle within our community.

Our steering committee is a small team of four, working together to communicate our vision for Mt Eden.

To make transformation happen, we are working together with people in our community and other community groups.

At the moment we are working on the following projects:

  • Fruit tree planting in schools and kindergartens
  • Fruit tree planting on council land
  • Community garden
  • Minimising waste
  • Plastic bag free Mt Eden
  • Holding workshops on growing food in the city
  • Food swap at the Mt Eden Village Fair at the Mt Eden Village Centre every last Saturday of the month
  • Community beehives

We are always looking for new people to get involved, so please get in touch if you would like to get more active with any of our existing groups or if you want to join our monthly meetings.

If you want to find out more about the work we do, please go to:

Centra Leader: 20.07.2012 : Initiative bears fruit

Centra Leader: 16.10.2010 : Village people paint the town green

Project Jonah: Saving whales with old bed sheets: 10.09.2012

NZ Herald: 27.01.2012 : Backyard ventures that nourish the soul

The Aucklander: 01.06.2011 : Zest for plants

The Aucklander: 24.11.2011 : Mt Eden community gardens open gates

The Aucklander: Come pears, apples with oranges : 03.06.2010

Garden NZ: Ideal bears fruit : 26.04.2012

Happyzine: 14.12.2010 Fruit Trees Popping Up On Auckland City Council Land Everywhere

Happyzine: 03.05.2011 : 100 Free Fruit Trees for Auckland Schools: A Community Project from the Mount Eden Village People

Or join us on Facebook
FB: MountEden VillagePeople
FBGroup: Fruit trees for Auckland

Contact person for the Mount Eden Village People is Judith Holtebrinck:

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Fruit trees for Auckland: updates :

Fruit trees for Auckland on Youtube

On Sunday the 29th of July 2012, we provided 520 fruit trees to local schools, early childhood centres and Transition Town groups. All 520 fruit trees from the 2012 project now have their roots down all over Auckland.  The 3 main aims with this project are to support families with lowering their grocery bills, encourage local food production, and teach children how to plant and care for fruit trees. We'd like to thank all the teachers, parents and volunteers for getting involved and sharing our vision of free and healthy food.