Growing knowledge at the Mt Pleasant Community Garden

Each Wednesday morning, a group of volunteers gather in Mount Pleasant to help grow a fantastic community project, increase knowledge and access to healthy fresh fruit and vegetables.

We invite you to join local plant and fungi expert, herbologist, and botanist, Bev Lane, in our community garden, Wednesdays from 9:45am, for a morning of gardening adventures and learning. A former lecturer in medical botany, Bev has a lifetime of experience growing food plants, uses for weeds, native foods and herbology.

Local community group, The Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre, runs a Community Garden space that is open to anyone: all the plots are free to be planted, maintained and harvested by anyone in the community. All we ask is that if you are harvesting, perhaps you would like to contribute a bit of time to water, pull a couple of weeds, plant a seedling or donate some cuttings or seeds to help keep the project growing!

Run and maintained by volunteers, the community garden is slowly transforming part of a former works depot site. We are currently seeking volunteers to help in the garden, be it for an hour a week or a day a month ñ whatever suits you! Join the Wednesday group, or get involved on any other day of the week.

All are welcome to join our community garden (itís free!) and lend a hand, learn fantastic gardening, cooking and self-sufficiency tips and share in some yummy fresh produce and a free cuppa!

The garden is located behind the Natural Resource Centre with entry and carparking off Phillis Street.

For more information, including volunteer opportunities, please contact Faye at the Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre on 8568 1907 or mpnrc@bigpond.com