We are passionate about our everyday life being nourishing and sustainable

We are committed to promote community health and sustainability through our food rescue, gardening, and composting initiatives. We work to rescue edible food that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to those in need. We also support community gardening projects to help people access fresh, healthy produce and learn about sustainable agriculture practices. Our composting initiative aims to reduce organic waste and create nutrient-rich soil for gardening and agriculture. 

Discover more about our projects and find out how we engage and commit to the community and sustainability.

Explore our nourish projects

Kai Gardens

Our garden, along with a greenhouse, cultivates seasonal vegetables under the guidance of an expert gardener. We conduct workshops for gardeners of all skill levels and offer support to anyone enthusiastic about growing their own food.

Waiheke Food Map

The Waiheke Food Map has been created to display all surviving trees, foraging spots, food hubs and community gardens. By sharing locations and fruiting seasons, we hope that Waiheke residents and visitors make use of these amazing resources to boost food resilience on the motu.

Kai Conscious (Food Rescue)

Kai Conscious seeks to bridge the gap between food waste and hunger. We rescue food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell, diverting it from landfill. The kai is redistributed throughout the week by our fabulous rescuers, or cooked up on a Friday with the community.


We can help you get up and running with a composting system to suit your household. Whether you are a keen gardener or not, there is a system for everyone. We also collect food waste from local establishments and create ‘black gold’ compost for the community.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead – American Author and Arthropologist

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Partner with us

Our projects wouldn’t be able to continue without our collection partnerships with local businesses.

If you are a food vendor, restaurant, grower or retailer wanting to save good nutritious food from landfill and minimise your landfill costs and environmental impact, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Volunteers and internships

Join one of our amazing projects and help restore our beautiful wetlands, reduce our food waste and support our community. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you’re more of an indoors person, there’s lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.

Visit us

Whether you are a visitor to Waiheke or a resident, life can be a little different from living in a city so we share ideas and information to help you live more sustainably and in tune with the island. We have guidance on conservation, reducing and managing waste.