28 Feb ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY VISITS HOMES NORTH AT THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT HUB
Yesterday marked the start of The Community Support Hub’s street garden, a space where community members can practice their gardening skills and/or harvest produce grown. While we have a way to go, we are very pleased to have made a start with a visit from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Paddie Lane is a member of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s Community Greening team, working with communities across NSW, teaching novice gardeners how to grow nutritious food in a community/street garden setting.
Sponsored by the Department of Communities and Justice, the Community Greening program works to empower vulnerable communities with projects in regional areas like Bourke, Kempsey, Taree, Lismore, and Inverell, to name a few.
A big thank you to all who helped out getting The Community Support Hub’s street garden started.
Pictured above from left: Thai Nguyen, Armidale Neighbourhood Centre Volunteer; Robbie Passmore, Manager, Armidale Neighbourhood Centre; Yusif Ali, Armidale Neighbourhood Centre Volunteer; Annette Botha, Community Greening Volunteer; Paddie Lane, Community Greening Officer, Andrew Parker, Partnerships & Projects Coordinator, Homes North; and Byron Norman, Resident Engagement Officer, Homes North.