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Become a Volunteer, Reap Benefits from Learning New Skills
When I was a child, it was common to have vegetables growing in the garden, fruit trees in the yard and friends who came off farms sharing fresh produce, however, those days are mostly long gone with growing populations, house blocks becoming smaller and people choosing to live in townhouse and units, the dream of a backyard veggie patch may not always be something attainable.
Fortunately, Community Gardening has become very popular in most suburbs with some area assigned to a community project. Community Gardening is a great way to get out and learn about organic farming, permaculture, carpentry, meet like-minded people, enjoy outdoor exercise fresh air and what I like most, getting your hands in good nourishing dirt.
Jane Street Community Garden is located at West End right beside Davies Park. People come to the Jane Street Garden to connect with the community over the food they grow. Plot rentals are available for those who wish to start planting or you may like to join up and give some time volunteering.
Inductions and orientations for volunteering takes place at 7.30am on a fortnightly basis prior to the working bee. It does not matter what age you are, your ability or interest, there are jobs for all and everyone benefits from being part of a bigger plan. To register for volunteering, please visit the website. If you cannot make it on a Sunday, Jane Street Community Garden are also hosting working bees during the week on a Thursday from 3.00 to 6.00pm.
The next Sunday Community Garden is 19th January 2020 from 8.30 to 11.00am, but, for more information, you can visit the calendar on the website or call 0417 801 024.