Garden ready to bloom in spring
Plant plan Mt Perry work
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.