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