Raised bed gives lift to gar­den

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Dig­ging in: The Mata­mata Com­mu­nity Gar­den con­tin­ues to grow with the ad­di­tion of one raised gar­den.

A group of spe­cial helpers built their own raised gar­den and plan to grow veg­eta­bles and flow­ers.

The raised gar­den has been specif­i­cally de­signed so peo­ple in wheel­chairs can also tend to the plants.

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’s go­ing to be great. We can go down there once or twice a week and have pic­nics and watch our gar­den grow,’’ Beryl said.

The Mata­mata IHC com­mit­tee funded all ma­te­ri­als needed for the pro­ject.

The gar­den be­hind the Union Parish on Pe­ria Rd is open to all Mata­mata res­i­dents.

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