Place People Pizza Project at Richmond Community Gardens The PPP Project is a series of events around Ōtautahi|Christchurch, which started at Richmond Community Gardens. The connection between the sites for the project is that each has a wood fired pizza oven, but really it is about the people, the pizza is an added bonus. The aim of the project is to connect with the local community and build relationships, at Richmond Community Gardens they have been doing this for years, but like a good compost, we bring a new layer to add to and compliment their work. As the PPP project develops and works with other people and places across the city, we will add new connections to build a network that supports the connecting of people, active participation in civic life, and support innovation. Did I mention pizza! About Richmond Community Gardens Cultivating Community, Nurturing Nature at Richmond Community Garden Rooted in resilience and community spirit, the Richmond Community Garden emerged from a shared vision to rekindle the pre-earthquake vegetable haven adjacent to Avebury House. Fuelled by the dedication of our passionate volunteers, what began as a hopeful endeavour soon blossomed into a thriving garden, and our ambitions expanded across an impressive 3-acre canvas of red-zone land. A testament to the power of collaboration, we are grateful to LINZ for entrusting us with a two-year lease on this precious Red Zone land. For nearly a decade, we’ve been cultivating a space where people can connect with the earth, learn about gardening, and revel in the wonders of nature. Our journey has been one of growth, learning, and community building. As we approach our ten-year milestone, we stand resolute in our mission to demonstrate the enduring significance of this space in the Richmond community. Our aspirations are clear: we envision a verdant haven where bountiful harvests are shared, where gardening workshops and food preservation techniques are shared, and where families gather to engage with the natural world.