Dr Davies, assisted by Pebbles and Lucy, welcomed Garden to Table and local students in Wellington, as they helped Government House join their schools in becoming a Pollinator Pathway. Pollinator Pathways are safe areas in gardens for pollinators to forage, filled with plants that help them thrive.
Seedlings were planted and wildflower seeds scattered in the Government House orchard, demonstrating to the students the importance of bees and other pollinators in the process of growing of kai – they help pollinate a third of what we eat. Afterwards, the students had a morning tea filled with treats using ingredients grown on-site at Government House.
Garden to Table supports schools to teach children across New Zealand how to grow, harvest, prepare and share seasonal, nutritious and affordable kai, working with schools to enable this food education programme. Around 30,000 children across New Zealand are currently involved.
To see more photos from this event, click the following link: Garden to Table Pollinator Pathway.