Healthy Food Project
- Our Dream -

A sad fact in our society is that healthy food costs more than junk food, so it’s understandable that those folk on lower incomes will be forced into buying unhealthy food. We at 4 A Better City want to do our part to change that in Upper Hutt and we believe with the support of our community we can. 

Our dream is to create what we call an Urban Farm, large enough that we can grow enough healthy food at very affordable prices and then through a combination of cooking classes, a healthy food store and community dinners at different locations around the city we will be able to support lower income families either make their own tasty, healthy dishes at home or they can come along with their families and enjoy a tasty healthy meal with lots of other locals on a regular basis. 

Where we are at today

We now have some 40 raised garden beds spread across two sites. The first is located within the grounds of Heretaunga College. The second is at the rear of the Lane Park site in Lane Street this is also where we are developing our vegetable processing plant, and where we will soon be erecting a 15 meter greenhouse for micro-green production and rearing seedlings.

These gardens are now producing loads of beautiful, fresh, spray free vegetables. We are slowly growing a client base of cafes in town for our range of produce.

We are also negotiating to lease a large piece of land that will allow us to triple our production capacity and give us the product we need to initiate further stages of our dream, so watch this space!!!