Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Community groups and individuals will come together to sow winter vegetables and enhance the soils at Colac Neighbourhood House Community Gardens on Tuesday 29 May.
“We are excited to have both individuals and community groups, including Pathways and St Laurence Disability Services, participating in the morning gardening session” said Julie Barrow, Co-ordinator, Colac Neighbourhood House.
“Being able to participate in growing vegetables in the community garden is very beneficial for people’s mental health and wellbeing” Helen Lawrence, Manager of Pathways, Colac added.
St Laurence Program Manager, Holly Kercheval, said “this is a fantastic community engagement program and we value the opportunity for participants to be part of the community gardens and seeing their plants grow”.
St Laurence’s Kui Nursery Manager, Rao Kamineni, advised that they would be “donating vegetable seedlings for the garden and looking at planting nitrogen crops, such as beans and peas, to increase the soil quality”.
Community members can come along at 10 am on the morning to participate. The gardening session will be followed by the monthly community lunch.