Planting seeds a productive collaboration
- 24 September 2020 2:40PM
The Family Fresh Food Garden project is on track to deliver 300 raised garden beds to public and community housing tenants living in remote communities in Hope Vale, Laura, Wujal Wujal, Coen and Cooktown. This project was a joint initiative with local councils.
Aubrey from Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Housing said everyone has been working hard to get the materials for the garden kits prepared and delivered.
“In total we will bag up 2,000 bags or 40 tonnes of the soil/mulch mix. We’re also growing the seedlings and delivering most of the kits,” Aubrey said.
“Driving through Wujal Wujal yesterday, we passed several garden beds set up at the front of tenancies with seedlings sprouting, so that was exciting.”
Wujal Wujal public housing tenant, Kathleen, has already received her garden kit and she is getting her family involved in gardening.
“My grandkids love the garden bed and they are waiting to eat the corn they have planted,” Kathleen said.
“I got my nephew to build another garden bed for me. I am encouraging other family members to get one too.”
Here’s hoping our newest community gardeners harvest a bumper crop.