Gar­den plot thick­ens

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - By JON BAS­SETT

AN $8500 State Gov­ern­ment grant will pro­vide a new en­trance and cre­ate guides for chil­dren to grow plants at the West Leed­erville Com­mu­nity Gar­den on Cam­bridge Street.

“The gar­den is all in mul­ti­ple sec­tions, some with in­di­vid­ual plots, some di­vided up into communal gar­dens, as well as an or­chard,” West Leed­erville Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Anne Lake said.

The gar­den, which was es­tab­lished eight years ago, has 26 plots worked by mem­bers who grow veg­eta­bles, fruits and flow­ers and pay a $120 an­nual membership fee for tools and fa­cil­i­ties.

“A gar­den was needed be­cause in­fill took away lots of gar­den space and the right sun to grow things in West Leed­erville, and we also have been work­ing at cre­at­ing a greater sense of com­mu­nity and sense of safety among res­i­dents,” Ms Lake said.

Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Tony Simp­son an­nounced the grant among more than $250,000 from the sec­ond round of the Com­mu­nity Gar­dens Pro­gram pre­sented to 19 or­gan­i­sa­tions across WA re­cently.

The fund­ing in­cluded $20,000 to the Herds­man Com­mu­nity Gar­den As­so­ci­a­tion in Wem­b­ley for fences, retic­u­la­tion and the like.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Com­mu­nity gar­den­ers Anne Lake, Felic­ity Simp­son and Carol Duf­fill are get­ting a new gate and fence.

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