The Chch Community Gardens Association, CCGA, now has a website that lets you know where other Community Gardens are, and information about setting up Community Gardens.

Christchurch South Community Gardens – Promoting sustainable neighborhoods.
Dunedin Community Gardens

Community Gardens map – shows all the locations of community gardens in Christchurch

Gardening tips
For regular emailed ‘what to plant’ updates, just sign up at Gardenate
More great NZ gardening information at MyGarden

Transition towns
Canterbury University sustainability group
Otautahi Urban Foraging
Green Urban Living
Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch
Permaculture Canterbury

Real food ideas
Earthwise Gourmet

There’s other great information about New Brighton events and markets at the

Renew Brighton

New Brighton Project

New Brighton community Our Facebook Page
Renew Brighton for local recovery and revitilisation ideas, activities and online newsletter. RENEW is focussing on creating a community led recovery plan for greater Brighton.
The New Brighton Project – runs vibrant community markets, a fortnightly newsletter and local events.


Monthly emailed planting ideas are available from

The Good Gardeners Assn ( contact Phil 3227225) meets in central Chch monthly to hear a wonderful variety of inspiring speakers, and to swap gardening tips. They also run workshops and garden visits.