The Ashhurst Sharing Shelf

IMPORTANT as of beginning of Stage 4 restrictions

RECAP has been liaising with Palmerston North City Council to try and ascertain if the Ashhurst Sharing Shelf is safe to use, as with many people touching things there is a possibility of surface contamination. The answer is that it is highly recommended that it needs to close, so with immediate effect it will be shut down until further notice.

Please DO NOT donate or take produce from the shelf. Posters will be put up from this evening advising people not to.


Ashhurst community Library is home to the Ashhurst Sharing shelf for gardeners to share any excess fruit or produce.  This sharing shelf is attached to the garage in the Library garden, just behind the picket fence and sheltered from the weather. this is to the left of the garden gates once you enter.

As part of its ongoing commitment to building resilience and engaging the community, RECAP members have created this facility and will oversee its use.  Please make use of the shelved with these requests in mind:

Share your excess
Reduce waste
Only take what you can use
Clean up rotting produce
Keep it tidy

Any excessive amounts of produce will be shared with the Ashhurst Foodbank.  Waste produce will be fed to the worm farm.  The site will also be available to drop off and share named seedlings for other gardeners.  Local Ashhurst Facebook pages will be used to advertise excess produce.