BBKT began in 2005 with a visit to the valley by Paengaroa School. This week students from Fairhaven and Te Ranga Schools in the Western Bay of Plenty will be in the valley – and to mark the special occasion the students will get to enjoy a cake made up of 50 cupcakes.
The BBKT programme introduces children to the importance of looking after the environment in a hands-on way by planting Manuka trees. The children are encouraged to learn about, and respect their environment and in doing so, Comvita® is helping to sow the seeds for a sustainable future.
Comvita’s® Jackie Buzowsky said the programme is a great way to introduce the children to environmental issues while helping to restore the valley to a more natural state.
We encourage them to revisit the planting site in future years to see how their trees are doing. In this way they take a real ownership of the valley.
BKT is a part of the City Partnership Programme, and Comvita® has again donated $10,000 worth of native trees which assists with the replanting programme that is helping to restore Kopurererua Valley to a more natural state. A Comvita® planting day for staff, family and friends is planned in November.