Fruit trees in place

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Ranui’s com­mu­nity gar­den com­ing over all fruity.

The St Martin’s Grove gar­den, which had shel­ter trees put in early this year, was planted on Queen’s Birth­day with two plum, three lemon and four fei­joa trees.

There was a sausage siz­zle as Ranui Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion thanked vol­un­teers, St Martin’s con­gre­ga­tion and health or­gan­i­sa­tions that had do­nated the trees and their time to plant them.

Ot­talie Holme from the res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion, a main driver of the gar­den, said it was a

is ‘‘liv­ing project’’ that any­one could par­tic­i­pate in.

She said that, when es­tab­lished, the fruit would be avail­able free to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

There was work needed be­fore then, she said.

‘‘There will be work­ing bees, and we en­vis­age there will be the ad­di­tion of more trees, seat­ing and pos­si­bly habi­tats to sup­port na­tive bird and lizard life.’’

A veg­etable bed is be­ing set up by a res­i­dent in Martin St and Ranui Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion cochair­woman Rosie Gal­lagher said there was the pos­si­bil­ity of fur­ther plant­ing in Botham­ley Park.

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