Ama­teur gar­den­ers re­ceive the means and the know-how

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

An ea­ger group of kiwi fam­i­lies will be tak­ing their first steps to­wards sus­tain­abil­ity this year thanks to the Hand over a Hundy scheme and the gen­eros­ity of Mata­mata busi­ness Dal­tons.

The scheme is a oneyear chal­lenge to young fam­i­lies to learn to grow and pro­duce their own veg­eta­bles, a chal­lenge that th­ese fam­i­lies are ben­e­fit­ing from in a num­ber of ways.

Anna Mil­son and her fam­ily, from the Waikato, be­came in­volved in the project this year.

Each fam­ily is given $100 in credit, to buy

for all the es­sen­tials their gar­dens.

Their chal­lenge is to then gen­er­ate a hun­dred dol­lars, ei­ther by sav­ing money or sell­ing pro­duce, which they then hand over to an­other fam­ily.

The ini­tia­tive was launched by NZ Garden mag­a­zine’s 2011 Gar­dener of the Year, Jade Te­mepara.

Chal­lenge: Anna Mil­son and fam­ily, from the Hand over a Hundy project, tend their garden.

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