Cultivate Christchurch is a youth development non profit organisation that aims to cultivate rangatahi (young people), food and community.
We address the distinct lack of employment training and work experience for young people with high support needs. These young people are often not engaging in any form of education, employment or training but desire to work in the outdoors.
Between 2014 and 2021 we successfully ran a youth programme offering employment to rangatahi within an urban farming environment. Cultivate Christchurch managed the urban farm and our youth interns worked alongside our farming team and volunteers to develop personal skills, employment skills and connect with the community. We grew and sold high quality veggies to hospitality and homes throughout Christchurch. See our Impact Report for full details.
Our current offering is for young people (18-25 years) who need additional support to become employment ready and in particular would like to be in the outdoors.