Skills bloom in garden
VOLUNTEERS, including members of not-for-profit disability services provider Intelife Group and Bunnings and Landcorp employees, banded together recently to reinvigorate the community garden at Landcorp’s Mandurah Junction estate.
Bunning Mandurah donated soil and seedlings.
Landcorp general manager regional Stuart Nahajski said the raised garden beds were looking a little tired after enduring a hard winter.
“The garden was designed as a focal point where people can meet to grow food, foster friendships and embrace sustainable living,’’ he said.
“We hope local residents will see the change and be encouraged to get their hands dirty and adopt a garden bed.
“The garden is a place for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.”
The garden will be managed by Intelife Group, which is committed to taking part in community activities that teach people life and other community living skills.
Intelife services manager Scott McKenzie said working at the garden would encourage self-confidence for his team members and help them contribute to the community.
“Helping revitalise the garden was a rewarding experience. The garden is a safe space for our participants to learn new skills and facilitate development and interact with local residents,” he said.
The garden, next to Mandurah railway station, now has strawberries and a range of herbs.
Bunnings team members Brian and Annalise, Intelife skills trainer Emma-Lee Beer, Brodie Wood, Shane McQueen, Intelife skills trainer Robert Stuiber, Izaak Redmond, Intelife area services manager Scott McKenzie, Matthew Vidot and Landcorp’s Jason Vivian.