A group of 60 children spent several hours enthusiastically helping to plant and weed at the community garden outside Whangaparaoa Hall on July 17.
The children were all from the Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre’s holiday programme. Holiday programme coordinator Emma Drake says it was a day designed to make a difference and give back to the community.
Bayes Coachlines provided the transport and the Leisure Centre donated a range of winter vegetables, herbs and a lemon tree for the children to plant.
Emma says the families also donated food items and the children raised a total of $171 with a lolly stall at the centre to donate to Love Soup Hibiscus Coast.
Love Soup uses produce from the gardens to make its free community meals.