Thumb­ing for help

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

Vic­to­ria Park Men's Shed man­age­ment com­mi­tee chair­man Jack Beere is look­ing for peo­ple with green thumbs to help out with the or­gan­i­sa­tion's gar­den.

THE Vic­to­ria Park Men’s Shed is look­ing to at­tract new mem­bers af­ter re­ceiv­ing a grant to im­prove its com­mu­nity gar­den.

The group re­ceived $1000 from Street Has­sle Events, which will be used for a pump to con­nect a rain­wa­ter tank to the gar­den.

Vic­to­ria Park Men’s Shed man­age­ment com­mit­tee chair­man Jack Beere said the project would al­low for the gar­den to be ir­ri­gated.

“At the mo­ment it’s a bit of an ad hoc gar­den but now we can ac­tu­ally de­sign and build a pro­duc­tive gar­den,” he said.

“The main crop at the mo­ment is pars­ley, which we grow and do­nate to Manna once per week.

“The new gar­den would al­low us to grow sea­son­able veg­eta­bles and it would ba­si­cally be­come a thriv­ing veg­etable gar­den and we could do­nate more to Manna.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d466191

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell d466191

Mike Stan­ley, Ron Forsyth and Jack Beere.

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