COMMUNITY GARDEN PLAN

Great plans to establish a community garden in Baulkham Hills will be open for discussion at a Public Meeting on Wednesday, February 26 at 7.30pm.

The public meeting has been organised by members of The Rotary Club of The Hills- Kellyville to seek community support for the project. All members of the public interested in the Community Garden project are invited to attend the meeting at North West disability Services, Conie Ave, Baulkham Hills.

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville is proposing the establishment of a Community Garden at Conie Avenue Reserve, Baulkham Hills and has been awarded a grant under the Federal government’s Stronger Communities Program.

The grant can be used for required infrastructure to set up the Community Garden. Rotarian Keith Stapley from The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville has been involved with running the Orange Blossom Garden Competition and the associated Open Gardens for many years.

He said the club had been looking at how to broaden the involvement of the community in the pastime of gardening.

Community gardens have shown to contribute to a better and healthier lifestyle by:
• providing fresh, safe, affordable herbs, fruits and vegetables
• helping to relieve stress and increase sense of wellness
• getting people active to help improve overall physical health
• providing social opportunities that build a sense of community and belonging
• giving people an opportunity to learn and share knowledge on gardening, nature, and cooking
• providing an inclusive meeting area where all interested people of all ages and cultural backgrounds can come together to share experiences

For further details call Keith Stapley, Treasurer, The Rotary Club of The Hills- Kellyville on 0412 079 014