THE Jindabyne Community Garden, located above the oval at the Jindabyne Sportsground, has come a long way in the past two months. In November the space was an empty plot of council land; it is now a flourishing, healthy garden, open to all.
The garden was established to provide residents with an accessible, healthy vegetable and fruit garden. Its purpose is to educate, connect, and be a catalyst for environmental discussions.
All residents are welcome to visit the garden and pick yourself some fresh vegies.
In return, simply pull out a few weeds, help with watering, or volunteer for the next planting day.
The garden is owned by residents and managed by a local 'team' made up of some of the shire's best gardeners, landscapers and enthusiasts.
The Garden Team is keen to engage with local schools, childcare and community groups for workshops and activities.
They invite local businesses and individuals to help with donations of funds, plants, and equipment to maintain and grow the garden into the future.
The Jindabyne Community Garden will have a stall at this week's Flowing Festival - come along and grab some freshly picked vegetables and see how you can get involved.
Please contact Margaret Chalk, President of the Garden Team, on 0418 610 986 or visit www.facebook.com/GrowJindy.
The Jindabyne Community Garden is a Department of Health and Ageing Preventative Health Initiative funded through the work of the Monaro Rural Health Services.