What we have supported

We have supported some great local and national community initiatives over the years.
Some examples are:

Local Groups

Katikati Maori Wardens Charitable Trust - donation of vegtable seed for Maara Kai Gardening Project.
Katikati College - provide an ongoing supply of seed to the Horticultural Department as requested
Katikati College - donation $250 towards Astroturf
Katikati College - contribution towards sponsorship of the Robotics group over the last few years

Katikati Church group - supply seed for the Community Garden run to supply the food bank
Katikati Fire Brigade - donate to their Fishing Competition each year
Katikati Kindergarten – took advantage of opportunity to sell seeds as a fundraiser which was a great success.

Third Avenue Dance Studio & 12 Celtic Dancing Princesses - donation towards concert
Te Puna School – donation of seed grown into seedlings for sale at their annual Country Fair
Katikati Open Air Art - donation towards goody bags for the artists at the Mural Festival  
Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Committee - sponsored prizes for annual Haiku Contest.
Katikati A & P Society - donation of prizes for Home Industries division.
Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival - contribution towards raffle.

Other Community Support

Whakatane Community Garden - donation of seed.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - contribution to goodie bags for National conference.
Ambury Farm Park- donation of sunflower seed for 3000 prize bags.
Alexandra Community Garden - $250 as part of prize package in the Gardena Gardener of the Year Competition.
Young Horticulturist of the Year - contribution towards costs of 2015 Grand Final.
Energise Project - provided starter packs to 50 schools in Waikato region to help get their veggie gardens up and growing.
Tairua School – donation towards 2013 “Paddle for Humanity”

Hawarden A & P Show - donation of prizes towards 2013 show themed “For a Fertile Future”
Community Development Project for Auckland Council - donation of pumpkin seed
CCS Mobility Scheme - donation of box of catalogues
Camp Quality Odd Shoe day - local customers helped our staff to raise $100 donation
Cancer Society Relay for Life - donation of spot prizes
Harbour Harvest Festival, Lyttelton – Donation of seed
Mediaworks Radio, Nelson Home and Garden Show - donation of seed for giveaways
Horticulture Departments of various NZ Polytechnics – donation of box of catalogues
NZ Gardener Gardener of the Year competition - donation of prizes
NZRA Young Amenity Horticulturalist of the Year Competition - donation of prizes
Principals Today Magazine - donation of seed for giveaways
Dylan Smith, NZ Senior Men’s Water Polo Team - sponsorship towards Barcelona trip
Wellington Botanic Garden Harvest Festival - annual donation for Spring Festival workshops & activities


Expired Seed

Each year, shops return their expired seed which can no longer be sold even though the majority is still viable. The sow by date is always January in any given year so we receive this seed between February and March.  At the end of this time, we share this seed amongst any groups or individuals who have requested it.  

If you would like to be considered for a share of this seed, just send an email to info@kingsseeds.co.nz

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