3 Oct 2023

Dunedin vet giving away surplus veg

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 3 October 2023

A Dunedin vet has filled her backyard with planter boxes and is putting surplus produce in a stall outside her gate for others to take home.

Dr Helen Beattie posted in her local community page asking if people would be interested in veggies from her garden and, based on the overwhelming response, has planted excess.

As well as being a vet, Helen runs a charity called Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Aotearoa and earlier this year teamed up with advocates to deliver a petition calling for a National Food Strategy. She joins Jesse.

Many fresh vegetables and fruits.

Fruit and vegatables. Photo: 123RF