Time for har­vest

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Some spe­cial helpers were busy dig­ging up spuds at the Mata­mata Com­mu­nity Garden on Mon­day. Nigel Ash­ley, Belinda Mag­ill, Raewyn Walker and Henry Smith un­earthed bucket loads of pota­toes des­tined for the lo­cal food bank. Beryl McGurk, from In­tel­lec­tual Dis­abil­ity Em­pow­er­ment in Ac­tion (IDEA) ser­vices, said this type of ac­tiv­ity helped the group to feel val­ued and in­volved in the com­mu­nity. It was also ed­u­ca­tional and they planned to make reg­u­lar trips to the garden to help out and watch the plants de­velop. The garden is open to all Mata­mata res­i­dents and is lo­cated be­hind the Union Par­ish on Pe­ria Rd.

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