AUT North Campus Community Gardens
The North Campus community gardens were initially established by the students and staff of a third-year Sport and Recreation paper to provide students with the knowledge and skills to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Since then, it has blossomed into a beautiful space where all members of AUT and the wider community are free to share and enjoy.
Projects at AUT North Campus
Past and ongoing projects around campus.
Sensory (Scholars) Garden
Where: Between the library and AJ block
Also known as the Scholars' Garden, the Sensory Garden provides a haven for visitors to relax and rejuvenate.
Located between the library and AJ block of AUT North campus.
Raised Garden Beds
Where: Outside AJ block
The eight garden beds have a range of vegetables and herbs for students to use including beetroot, parsley, lettuce, leek, spring onion, kale, silverbeet, pak choi and rosemary to name a few.
The produce is for the community to enjoy. Please help yourself and respect other people working in this space.
Native seedings of Smith's Bush
Where: Between Smith's Bush and campus
A long-term seed propagation project for supporting biodiversity and bird-life on campus.
Where: AE building, North Campus
Traditionally Matariki known as Māori New Year acknowledges the dead and release of their spirits and is a time to reflect, be thankful, harvest and feast.
Where: Matariki Mara, AE block
A hangi, or traditional method of underground cooking using steam from heated stones, is historical and contemporary, symbolic and utilitarian, communal and individual; and reaffirms cultural values and beliefs. It is a central and vital component in the maintenance of tikanga (Maori cultural customs and practices).
Where: Behind the library
The fruit orchard is home to more than 50 fruit trees providing seasonal produce to staff and students year-round. You will find citrus, fejoa, and stone fruit as well as banana palm and taro.