Green fingers give thanks for land, water

Last weekend saw the members of the community garden come together to host a lunch to thank the Mountain View Alliance Church and its congregation.

“The lunch is a small token of our appreciation to them for providing us with the land and the water for the community gardens,” said co-ordinator Melanie Keating.

She said this year’s community garden project marked a tipping point, with a record number of participants and interest from the community, with a waiting list of avid gardeners also wanting a turn.

She said so overwhelming was the response she went and purchased more timber for an additional ten beds. She said the gardeners are mostly people who live in apartments and who don’t have gardens where they can plant their own produce. The project has been running for four years, and Keating has been co-ordinator for two years.

The beds are available from April through to October, for everyone from novices who want to learn how to garden, to experts. Keating said the gardeners either keep their produce, or donate it to either FoodShare or Horizon House.