Com­mu­nity gar­den re­vived

Southern Telegraph - - News - Gareth McKnight

Vol­un­teers from the City of Rockingham have helped to overhaul a com­mu­nity gar­den at Hill­man Hall, with res­i­dents in­vited to make use of it.

The City de­ployed seven mem­bers of staff to clear soil and re­move waste at the site, which is part of its Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer­ing Pro­gram.

Com­mu­nity mem­ber Lor­raine Dun­kling said the veg­etable patch was open to the pub­lic af­ter help from the City, Warn­bro Com­mu­nity High School Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre and the Sal­va­tion Army.

“What was an over­grown pit is now look­ing rea­son­able and becoming a com­mu­nity as­set,” she said.

“Some peo­ple don’t have gar­dens, so this al­lows them to grow their own veg­eta­bles here.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the City had also helped the Narage­bup Rockingham Re­gional En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre through the vol­un­teer­ing pro­gram.

The City is seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from or­gan­i­sa­tions that re­quire one-off as­sis­tance in de­liv­er­ing a project or ser­vice dur­ing Novem­ber 2018.

Con­tact the City on 9528 0333 or email cus­tomer@rockingham.wa.

Pic­ture: Gareth McKnight

City of Rockingham vol­un­teers Niloufer Ali and Michele Gray have helped Lor­raine Dun­kling to es­tab­lish a com­mu­nity gar­den at Hill­man Hall in Rockingham.

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