Crude Food

What we exist for: 

Empowering Through Growth: Cultivating Community, Knowledge, and Affordable Food

Inge and Gareth McCarthy created the new community garden after Cyclone Gabrielle devastated land where Inge’s parents’ house used to be.

The McCarthy family household started to become self-sufficient with food and power about seven years ago and they saw the benefits of their resilient lifestyle through COVID-19  lockdowns and Cyclone Gabrielle.

Now they want to share the fruits of that knowledge with the community.

Inge said there was a lack of resources and spaces in Hawke’s Bay for teaching gardening and a lack of general community garden spaces, and they want to improve community food resilience.

The vegetables will be free of charge. All they ask in return is for people to consider stopping by to help with planting or weeding from time to time.

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We want volunteers to help with planting, harvesting, weeding and other garden activities.

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