Food Working Groups

The rising cost of oil strongly affects our food supply in two areas: the cost of transporting food from the other side of the world and the increasing cost of inputs to grow, harvest, process, and store our food. We are, therefore, strongly motivated to create a local, organic food supply. Added benefits are the strengthening of the local economy and better health.

Some of the issues that people are working on include the following:


If you have any queries or comments regarding these or any other food issues in our community, contact Cheryl Lasseau: Cheryl.Lasseau at, 03 526 7238. To reduce the number of emails assuring us that size does matter, we ask that you replace the "at" with the symbol "@" in the email address.

To see what's happening and what's being planned in Motueka, click the links below.

Action Items List for 2009  February 2009

Food Wish List - Vision   November 2008; updated February 2009

Grow Potatoes in a Bucket November 2008

Workshop - Soils & Gardening in Permaculture Design November 2008

Wratt Report on Climate Change in Tasman Available October 2008

How Climate Change Affects Potato Crops October 2008

Potato Growing Contest October 2008

Poole Street Food Exchange September 2008

Planting Edible Trees September 2008

Local Grain Requirements September 2008

Permaculture Design Course September 2008

Workshop Notes - Community Supported Agriculture July 2008

Brainstorm Notes July 2008