Timebanks Connect

Selwyn Timebank and Mid-Canterbury Timebank Get Together

Let’s get the Timebanks meeting!

An idea was sparked between Fiona, the coordinator of Selwyn Timebank, and Kate, the Mid-Canterbury Timebank coordinator. They decided to get folk from the timebanks to meet together in Rakaia at the end of January.

Seventeen people gathered in the Salmon Tales Cafe and enjoyed some drinks and nibbles while they met each other and enjoyed getting to know one another.

It was a challenge to pull them away from their conversations, however, the next visit was to the Rakaia Village Green where Dorothy Knight talked about the establishment of this beautiful garden and walkway several years ago. Meandering along the pathway we learnt more about what has been planted there, and the great need for more volunteers to help Dorothy maintain the garden.

Some of the group decided to walk a longer loop via the Rakaia Primary School grounds. Dorothy showed the edible patch that had been planted by herself, as well as the big tomatoes growing in the hot house – ready for the children when they returned to school. The school principal joined in with the discussion and marveled at how having this garden had helped the children, physically as well as emotionally.


Selwyn Timebank Coordinator

The timebanks plan to meet together again soon for future events! Get in touch to find out more about timebanking.

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