Our friends over at the The Mid Mountains Community Gardens in Lawson are running series of workshops to help get local people growing their own food, and just in time for Spring!
They are looking for people who are interested in learning more about gardening to participate in a volunteering program. and they have recently received a Federal Government grant to run a training program for local people, particularly disadvantaged and isolated people, in volunteering at the gardens.
There will be 4 Saturday workshops starting on the 18th August, and participants will be supervised/mentored in the following areas:
- Volunteering and working in a community group
- Garden tool selection, use and maintenance
- Planting seeds and seedlings, plant care
- Compost making
- Garden bed construction
They’re are looking for people who are interested in learning these skills and fit the following criteria:
Under 18 to be accompanied by responsible adult
Disadvantaged or isolated (all backgrounds and abilities are welcome, however, the garden has some steep and uneven slopes. Appropriate support would be needed for those who would require it.
To encourage involvement, they’ll also be laying on transport to get participants from the Mid Mountains to the Mid Mountains Community Gardens.
The course runs over four Saturday workshops
Dates: August 18th, 25th, September 1st and 8th.
Time: 9am to 12 noon
Location: “Kihilla” 5 – 17 Queens Rd, Lawson
For further details, contact the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 4759 2592, or the Mid Mountains Community Garden phone 0468 332 592.