• Loddon Herald

Blooming partnership

A COMMUNITY garden will be established at the old Bridge-

water railway station.

Kooyoora Women’s Network has secured grants for the partnership with students from the town’s primary school.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal last week announced $10,000 for the new community garden, adding to $6000 already committed under Bendigo Gastronomy funding.

Assisting in establishment of garden beds to grow vegetables will be members of Inglewood Lions Club.

“We will install 36 raised garden beds ... each bed will be connected to a complete timed watering system that enables students and community members to access amazing fruit and vegetables all year round,” said network president Colleen Cond-liffe.

“Our new community food garden will encourage health and wellbeing, provide a safe environment where school children can foster and learn sustainable gardening skills, propagate, and sow seeds to establish edible plants, then harvest and collect this food for use within their school cooking program.

“Students will also gain life skills and grow their knowledge of the agriculture/ horticulture industry. We will promote both healthy minds and bodies through our collaborative project with the school as part of their STEM and cooking program.”

School acting principal Julie Ladd said students were excited to be partnering with the community to establish the garden.

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