“Together we Grow NZ” is a new initiative which aims to connect urban and rural communities.
“Together We Grow NZ” will showcase the importance of both communities working together by sharing stories, collaborating, and creating opportunities to highlight New Zealand’s farming background to the next generation.
The project was created by 15 women, who met while completing the Agri-Women’s Development Trust’s leadership and governance programme “Escalator”.
The group continued working together during the Covid-19 lockdown and saw an opportunity to bring to light some of the stories of Kiwi food producers.
CEO of NZ Avocado Jen Scoular said isolation had given the group time to “look at where our food comes from” and to celebrate it.
“We’ve realised we love local produce and we’ve had the time to browse through recipe books and create new dishes to star on the family dinner table. Let’s keep doing that, let’s celebrate food provenance, the passion demonstrated by New Zealand food producers and our collective love of food”. . .