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Community Gardens: More than just a vegetable patch

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

7 NOV 2023


MEDIA RELEASE


Fourteen community gardens across the Tamar and Meander Valleys will open their gates for the second consecutive year on Saturday, 11th November, for the Tamar and Meander Valley Community Garden Open Day, to showcase what they have to offer to the community.


This event is a celebration of community, sustainability, and the natural beauty of the Tamar and Meander Valley region. Garden enthusiasts, green thumbs, and those who want to learn more about gardening and sustainability are encouraged to attend.


The Tamar NRM Sustainable Community Working Group is behind this event, which aims to connect, educate, and mobilise the Tamar and Meander Region to positively impact community sustainability and resilience.


Convenor, Karen Hewitt says that community gardening is an excellent way to get outdoors, contribute to the community, and gain new skills.


“It provides members with increased physical activity, access to fresh foods, and can reduce their food bills, improving local food security. Participating in a community garden also builds inter-generational community and encourages everyone to spend more time in nature, while improving mental health,” said Karen.


On Saturday, each garden will offer a variety of activities and events that highlight their local flair. These activities include plant and flower sales, music, food, kids’ activities, mini-workshops, and tours. Some gardens will also offer self-guided tours where visitors can explore the community beds and the produce being grown at this time of year.


This is a fantastic opportunity to see what is happening at the grassroots level in your local community. You can visit one or visit as many gardens as possible on the day.


The Tamar and Meander Valley Community Gardens Open Day will take place from 10 am - 2 pm. A map of participating gardens and a list of activities can be found at https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/communitygardens-openday.



For more information, please contact Nick Flittner, Tamar NRM Program Coordinator, via email at admin@tamarnrm.com.au or by phone at 0409 343 669.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Nick Flittner

Phone: 0409 343669


Note: For media inquiries and interview opportunities with project representatives, please contact Tamar NRM Program Coordinator Nick Flittner on 0409 343 669 or nick.flittner@tamarnrm.com.au



Photo caption: Visitors looking for frogs at Low Head at the Tamar & Meander Valley Community Gardens Open Day in 2022, credit Tamar NRM.



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