Native Planting Day


Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate have been involved with nurturing plants in our Satellite Nursery for Eco Action over the past two years and in that time have provided over 1,000 plants for this very worthwhile project. This year we have another 500 plants being cared for by students in R2 and recently, three members of the Garden Club assisted in sowing 200 seeds in preparation for next year. An outstanding effort has been made by all current and past students to do something so very positive for the environment.

Thank you

Eco Action in association with all 22 schools with Satellite Nurseries wish to thank all 290 volunteers who planted 3500 native plants into the Red Zone at Chimera Crescent in two hours on Sunday. It was great fun to see all the enthusiasm. The native trees and plants were all grown by school students and donated.

The trees will provide bird food to attract native tui, kereru, bellbird fantail and grey warbler to the area as it develops a forest bridge linking the Port Hills via the Estuary to the Avon Ōtākaro corridor and Travis Wetland. The trees will continue to sequester Carbon as they mature in place over the next 800 years. As importantly the trees give the students who grew them a form of closure and confidence that individuals, collectively, can make a difference in the face of the Climate Emergency we all face. 

Our next planting at 28 Chimera Crescent on Sun 18 September 10am – 12noon will be the last for us this season. We hope to see you all there again if possible. If you require a map of where this is taking place or further information, please make contact with Students who take part can have this accredited to them for Community Service for their Aim High Badge.

Thanks again.


David Newton

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