Gar­den’s growth to ben­e­fit Ex­mouth com­mu­nity

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Ex­mouth’s green thumbs are show­ing off the shoots of their labour with the ex­pan­sion of the town’s com­mu­nity gar­den.

The Ex­mouth Com­mu­nity Gar­den, next to the Men’s Shed, last month turned the soil on its first gar­den beds and com­post­ing fa­cil­i­ties for the pub­lic to ben­e­fit from.

Com­mu­nity gar­den vi­cepres­i­dent Vi­o­leta Jah­nel Brosig said the gar­den would serve as a meet­ing place, as well as a hub for those in­ter­ested in learn­ing about sus­tain­able gar­den­ing prac­tices and fresh pro­duce.

“Gar­den­ing in this chal­leng­ing cli­mate can be a strug­gle and the com­mit­tee be­lieves a com­mu­nity gar­den will greatly as­sist all res­i­dents to share gar­den­ing knowl­edge,” she said.

“In a vi­brant com­mu­nity like Ex­mouth, we would like to learn from each other, share our knowl­edge, pro­mote healthy habits and be good cit­i­zen role models for the chil­dren.

“Long-term, the found­ing mem­bers would like this space to be­come avail­able for mums and bubs groups, school projects and even a venue for out­door yoga or med­i­ta­tion classes.”

The gar­den will also be a place for lo­cal busi­nesses to com­post their scraps.

An ed­u­ca­tional part­ner­ship with TAFE has been formed to run gar­den­ing work­shops.

Ms Brosig said the group was now look­ing for more mem­bers to join up and help the gar­den grow.

Any­one in­ter­ested can email ex­mouth­com­mu­ni­ty­gar­ or visit the Ex­mouth Com­mu­nity Gar­den Face­book page.

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