Gold for green­ery

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Carlisle-based Vol­unter Task­force showed off its green thumbs by claim­ing the Best in Show award at the Perth Gar­den Fes­ti­val.

VOL­UN­TEER Task Force is imag­in­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of wa­ter-wise gar­dens.

The Carlisle-based not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion claimed the Best in Show award at the Perth Gar­den Fes­ti­val, which took place at McCal­lum Park on April 27 to 30.

Vol­un­teer Task Force client ser­vices man­ager Tina New­man said the gar­den Imag­ing Pos­si­bil­i­ties com­bined na­tive plants and wa­ter-wise so­lu­tions.

“The con­cept was to get peo­ple to re­flect on pos­si­bil­i­ties in the gar­den,” she said.

“The gar­den in­cluded res­cue plants, wick­ing beds and raised gar­den beds, herbs and pot­ted colour.

“Staff and vol­un­teers along with spe­cial projects ad­vi­sor Andy Harold put the gar­den to­gether.

“We were amazed to win the award. I think it show­cases the skills and ex­per­tise in our or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

Ms New­man said the or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vided a water­wise ser­vice, which was funded by Home and Com­mu­nity Care and fo­cused on util­ity bills and wa­ter con­sump­tion.

“Our clients are mainly frail el­derly peo­ple who might be re­lo­cat­ing from larger houses to smaller places like apart­ments,” she said.

“Gar­den­ing is holis­tic and can have health ben­e­fits and we want to sup­port peo­ple in their in­ter­ests.”

One of the raised gar­den beds with pot­ted colour. Na­tive plants were a fo­cus in the gar­den.

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