Introducing the Ōtākaro Orchard Project
The Ōtākaro Orchard will be New Zealand's first urban food hub. Located in the heart of the Avon River Precinct between the Town Hall and Margaret Mahy Playground, it will be a place that locals and visitors alike can gain knowledge and inspiration about sustainable food systems in practice.
PHASE 1 : EDIBLE PARK
We're reinventing what a park can be in the 21st Century - creating a beautiful urban oasis that also grows tonnes of food for our community each year.
PHASE 3 : DOME GREENHOUSE
Based on a super-sustainable design from Danish architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard, this dome will host a different growing climate for exotic crops such as bananas or even coffee!
PHASE 2 : LOCAL FOOD HUB
A social enterprise cafe, new HQ for the Canterbury Horticultural Society, local food information centre, event spaces and much more.