The last year has seen InZone take great strides in our journey as we strive towards sustainable living. With the support of the ANZ Staff Foundation, InZone was able to purchase everything on our gardening wish list including lawnmowers, garden sheds and tools, soil, planters and seeds. This was all put to great use establishing māra kai at our girls kāinga led by our green-thumbed Senior Boarding Manager Whaea Karllie. We look forward to establishing another māra kai at our boys’ kāinga as our construction works draw to a close next month.
Yesterday we completed setting up the worm farm with the delivery of 32,000 worms! We now have an eco-friendly process to divert our largest waste stream from landfill while engaging and educating our rangatahi about sustainability issues. We will use nutrient-rich by-products to fertilise our māra kai. This also opens up further opportunities for our rangatahi to learn about gardening, nutrition, healthy lifestyles and natural recycling.
We are so grateful to Hungry Bin for heavily discounting our 8-rack. Ngā mihi to the BlueSky Community Trust for funding the rest of the cost!
We look forward to the next steps in our journey.