Those who have visited Green Connect Farm have likely noticed the unused area just below our Children's Garden. Until recently, it often looked quite jungle-like! But this is changing, thanks to a recent NSW Diversity & Inclusion Grant.
We are excited to be transforming the area into a Friendship Garden. It will be a place that is inclusive, welcoming, and safe for everyone to come along, grow and share food, and have conversations or enjoy the sounds of the birds. The garden will include culturally diverse food crops, based on what participants are keen to grow, as well as lots of shade and places to sit, talk and contemplate life with new friends.
Over the summer holidays, I will be leading a Family Gardening Program for refugee families in the Friendship Garden. It will be held every Thursday in January, from 9 – 11am, with some refreshments provided. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come along.
If you know anyone in the community who may be interested in joining us to grow food from their culture and connect with others, or if you
would like to be involved in some way, please get in touch! We would love to have your help and support to kickstart this project.
For further info about how to get involved, contact me at 0467 951 484 or Alasdair.Stratton@green-connect.com.