Project Sunshine Aotearoa

Project Sunshine Aotearoa creates beautiful plantings of sunflowers throughout New Zealand, while providing food for our bees and other pollinators. 

Every year Epuni Primary School’s little farmers grow hundreds of sunflowers in the school garden. They then dry the sunflower heads, collect thousands of seeds, make beautiful seed packets, and post the seeds far and wide throughout Aotearoa to anyone who would like to grow them!

Please contact us if you’d like a packet of sunflower seeds for planting in spring or summer. They’re available in exchange for a koha to our children, of whatever you’d like to give. 

Together, we spread sunshine in our communities.

Check out the Project Sunshine Aotearoa Facebook page for updates and the latest news

How can you help?

Get planting

Spread the word to your whānau, 'āiga, family, friends and neighbours. Perhaps you could organise a school or community planting at your place? Our sunflowers look amazing planted in large groups!

Please send us videos, photos and stories of what you do with your seeds, so we can tell everyone about their wonderful journeys around the country.

Get seeding

Maybe collecting, saving and sharing seed is your thing? Growing and saving our own seed we can then share, is vital to developing a resilient and sustainable Aotearoa. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with a network of seed growers and savers.

Contact us about growing and saving seeds