Otepoti Urban Organics non-profit Network
Otepoti Urban Organics is a non-profit network of gardeners, community groups and businesses who have an interest in fostering and engaging in organic food growing activities, and other sustainable practices, in the Dunedin area.
The primary purpose of the network’s existence is to increase the quantity and quality of food grown by people in their own back yards or other locations, and to make these activities more enjoyable, productive and efficient for all involved.
We encourage people to view vegetable gardening not only as a hobby but as a way of life… an opportunity to engage in a living relationship between you, the food you eat, and the community you live within.
Symbiosis Seed Exchange
Otepoti Urban Organics is now coordinating a seed savers network for Otago and lower south Island residents, known as the ‘Symbiosis Seed Exchange’. We have sourced a range of heirloom and open pollinated vegetable varieties from various sources around New Zealand, having selected those suited to Southern climates.