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Urban garden grows on High Street

Published: 4 December 2019

High Street is bursting with flowers, strawberries, kawa kawa and mint.

For the Love of Bees has planted these, along with a range of other edible and medicinal plants, as part of a trial to create a safer and more accessible High Street that improves the environment for pedestrians and celebrates its unique character.

Auckland Council, Heart of the City and the High Street community have co-designed the approach.

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy of For the Love of Bees says the plants provide habitat for pollinators as well as food for human beings.

“When you look at green and you are around green that is really good for your physical well-being,” she says.

“These sorts of plantings can really help with air filtration and to help bring biodiversity back into the city.

“I think climate change mitigation going forward for Auckland will be extremely beautiful. These small-scale, decentralised projects are going to be critical to the well-being of our city in the future.

“I can’t wait to see someone pick their first strawberry!”


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