Gar­den ready to bloom in spring

Plant plan Mt Perry work

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way

MT PERRY’S com­mu­nity gar­den is set to bloom in the spring as plan­ning comes to fruition.

Gar­den care­taker and RSL pres­i­dent Peter Baker said gar­den seats would be in­stalled.

“Through the RSL, the Bendigo Com­mu­nity Bank for Gin Gin and Mt Perry has pro­vided $1600 for gar­den seats,” Mr Baker said.

Mr Baker and one of the project’s ini­tia­tors, Patty Klaassen, said ground­work for the project had taken time, and early com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion was val­ued.

The Mt Perry Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre had pro­vided the land, and Path­ways to Re­cov­ery had funded the fenc­ing and in­stal­la­tion of a shed, and ba­sic gar­den­ing equip­ment, Mr Baker said.

They con­firmed the Mt Perry Fine Arts Group had been com­mis­sioned to paint the ce­ment planter boxes do­nated by the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil, the youth group had be­gun a veg­etable gar­den, and there were even­tual plans for work­shops.

“Kids can learn how to com­post and make a gar­den,” Ms Klaassen ex­plained.

Mr Baker said the gar­den would ex­tend the town’s safe walk­ing ar­eas.

“It will be a lovely shady spot in sum­mer, with the blue gums pro­vid­ing shade at 12pm,” Mr Baker said.

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