Do you have a couple of hours a week spare to help Kaivolution? We always welcome volunteers, for two hour shifts during the morning or afternoon to sort food for redistribution. You need to be moderately fit, and able to lift 10-15kg.
We also appreciate volunteers to help with workshops, events and in the shop. Please get in touch.
Te Puna Kai o Waikato
Here at Go Eco we work in collaboration with community gardens, community centres, schools, māra kai, small orchards and other community based food producers to grow and redistribute kai within local communities.
We support local communities with resources, training, volunteer support, skill development and workshops.
- Regional & Focused Networking
- Facilitation, workshops, skill sharing & leveraging resources
- Advice & Guidance: Information and guidance packs.
- Information & communication – a comprehensive project database and project promotion via our webpage and social media.
Te Puna Kai o Waikato is a network of kai projects with a shared vision of nourished communities connected to each other and Papatūānuku.
Shepherd is employed by Go Eco as the coordinator for Te Puna Kai o Waikato. Shepherd has worked extensively in a range of community projects in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, including supporting the regeneration of land, developing community and school gardens and developing environmental educational packages for schools. Shepherd has a Bachelors Degree in Iwi Environmental Management and is passionate about connecting communities and creating opportunities for inclusive community participation. You can contact Shepherd through Go Eco on 07 839 4452 or email@example.com
Chelsey comes from a rural background and found herself with a degree (Political Science and Geography) and working in public service some 12 years ago. She specialises in strategic policy, project management and breaking down silos. In recent years Chelsey has been working her way back to her roots - gaining her horticulture certification, running a gardening business and scheming ways to use gardening to do real social good for those in need. She now works part-time for Hamilton City Council looking at how we can create a ‘Smart City’ for the communities of Hamilton, and spends the rest of her time collaborating on Te Puna Kai o Waikato, as a Trustee for Grandview Community Garden and walking the talk on her own little piece of Waikato land. Chelsey is all about collaboration, connections, communities being inspired to try different things and getting her hands dirty.
Fungai is a Senior Community Advisor at Hamilton City Council. Fungai has been involved in a variety of Community Development projects in Hamilton aimed at improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians and creating a great river city where communities are strong , vibrant, connected and resilient. He has supported development of community gardens and other food initiatives as well as support to Enviroschools programmes. Fungai has a special interest and passion for community gardening and is currently carrying out a research project on the benefits and costs of community gardens in the city and how the social capital generated at these activities can contribute to the strengthening of communities. Fungai can be contacted through Hamilton City Council 0278081615 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna is employed by Go Eco as a Project Coordinator and Community Liaison. Anna has been involved in a number of community projects and has well developed networks in Kirikiriroa and the Waikato. Anna has a background in Health Promotion, Community Research and Advocacy. Anna provides administrative and coordination support for Te Puna Kai o Waikato.
Have you a great idea for a project that you would like to get off the ground but don't know where to start?
You might not have had to find funding before and don't know where to look or how to complete those daunting application forms. When you are in new territory, it can be hard to know what you need to know to put your ideas in to action.
Get in touch with us if you have an idea and need help or advice to get it up and running.Examples of projects we support:
- Project Echo
- Transformation from the Roots Up
- Community Fruit Pick
- Repair Co Op