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Urban Kai - Kai Cycle
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Urban Kai Kai Cycle
Project 2014-02-16 19:21:11 +1300
Urban Kai aims to be Wellington's first closed loop food system.
Our vision is a vibrant urban food economy in Wellington, where people are educated about how to grow their own food and are connected to their food supply.
Our mission is to create an urban food system in Wellington which provides a transparent and accessible way for people to see and be involved in composting and food production. We are creating an urban farm in Wellington, supplying local produce to cafes, restaurants and the wider community, while also providing educational opportunities through farm tours, schools visits and workshops. Urban Kai will provide a completely transparent and accessible way to see and be involved in local food production. All profits from Urban Kai will go to fund the work of the Local Food Network.
The first step to our system is Waste Minimisation. Diverting organic matter from going into the landfill through a composting service called Kai Cycle. This system will engage the community and utilise resources available in Wellington.
We will start off by collecting food scraps from a few residents and small business's. They will be given a clean, empty bucket that will be swapped out each week. Next, their food scraps will be turned into nutrient dense compost that will then contribute to the local growing of fresh, organic, produce!
In order to get this up and running we need to raise money to cover the setup costs:
Bicycle trailers, compost buckets, building our compost system and to cover maintence fees.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Urban Kai's closed loop food system will cost about $15,000 to get off the ground. We are building it organically and would like the community to be part of the growth. Stay tuned for updates and how to be part of the story. Please like us on Facebook.
THANK YOU! WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET :)
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ADVERTISE ON WHEELS REWARD
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1930's Sweetheart Overall Reward
05/03/2014 at 9:24 PM
Idea for some vacant land off of Taranaki St.
27/02/2014 at 10:24 PM
NEW REWARDS WITH THE HELP OF BICYCLE JUNCTION!
20/02/2014 at 8:41 AM
ABOUT bICYCLE juNCTION
Bicycle Junction is Wellingtons urban specialist bike shop. We are passionate about encouraging people to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. Cycling is so simple and obvious, we'd love to make riding a bike as ubiquitous as that morning cup of coffee…. which by the way, we can also help you with!
Check out their website: http://www.bicyclejunction.co.nz/about/
Kai Cycle Bloopers
18/02/2014 at 10:45 PM
This is a fun way of showing you why we need a bike trailer. :)