Most people have a can of tomatoes in their cupboard - do you know that they probably have not have been grown here in New Zealand? Over spring and summer, join the tomato movement and propagate, plant, harvest and bottle Auckland-grown tomatoes.

Join the tomato movement! Grow and preserve your own tomatoes.

tomatoStart your own tomatoes from seed, or collect some seedlings from a local distribution point in October/November (see list below).

tomatoFill in the form below (if you gave your details when you picked up your tomato seedlings, no need to register again). 

tomatoLike Kai Auckland on Facebook to get all the Tomato Movement updates and share your tomato growing progress.

tomatoGrow your tomato plants at home or in your community garden.  See the expert's guide to growing tomatoes from Organic Edible Garden

tomatoAt the end of summer, bring your harvest to a tomato saucing and bottling workshop and enjoy your bounty!

 Tomato Movement Distribution Points

EcoMatters Environment Trust 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn 25-29 October, 10am - 4pm
Green Bay Community House 1 Barron Drive, Green Bay Friday 4 November, 5pm - 8.30pm
Gribblehirst Community Hub 5 Cabbage Tree Swamp Drive, Sandringham Sunday 6 November, 11am - 2pm
Rollerson Park Community Gardens Rollerson Street, Papakura Stop by anytime and see Phil
Kelston Community Hub 68 St Leonards Road, Kelston From 31 October, 9am - 3pm
Kingsland Community Orchard 46 Bond Street, Kingsland Sunday 20 November, 11am - 1pm
Ranui Community Garden 22 Marinich Drive, Ranui Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am - 12pm
SKIP Community Garden 4 Warnock Street, Grey Lynn 20 November, 10am-2pm

More distribution points to be added soon!

Would your organisation like to be a distribution point for tomato seedlings, or host a tomato bottling workshop? Email