New grant for community garden
The dedicated volunteers at the South Coffs Community Garden will soon be enjoying new equipment thanks to a funding boost delivered by Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker.
Mr Hartsuyker visited the garden on Bruce King Drive in Boambee East earlier this week to meet with volunteers and announce a grant of $3,665 through the Volunteer Grants program.
“The small band of volunteers are working hard to get the garden operational, with paths and fencing now in place, and storage facilities set up to house equipment and tools,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“I am very pleased to deliver this grant, which will fund the purchase of tools including a chainsaw, rotary hoe, and a heavy-duty mulching machine. This equipment will make many labour-intensive tasks much easier, freeing up volunteers for other jobs.
“The garden is already creating new opportunities for social interaction, and once fully operational, it will also provide informal gardening education and training, and opportunities for families to grow their own fruit, vegetables, and flowers.”
The South Coffs Community Garden recently had a working bee to build 50 raised garden beds using locally-sourced hardwood sleepers. Some of the beds will be raised enough to be wheelchair accessible.
Anyone interested in joining the club should visit www.southcoffscg.com for more information, or visit the garden’s Facebook page – just search for “South Coffs Community Garden”.