FINDON Primary School’s community garden is flourishing a year after a Leader Local Grant brought it to fruition.
“The Leader sowed the seeds for us,” teacher Kath Jones said.
The Fare Grow project produces fresh fruit and vegetables for not-for-profit organisations across Victoria. Students of all ages are involved, getting a chance to learn about gardening, permaculture and helping the community.
“It encourages skill development, self-sufficiency, resource shaping and strong community connections,” Ms Jones said.
The recently collected first harvest was donated to Food Bank Victoria, which distributes food to services across the state.
Leader Local Grants are back and we want to hear about inspirational ideas that just need some help to get going.
Readers get to vote for their favourite idea and the project with the most votes will receive a $1000 grant.
Applications can be made now and close July 14.
Leader Community News runs the program, with our partners Channel 9, Smooth FM, The Langham and Toyota Community Foundation.
(First published in the Whittlesea Leader on June 13th 2017)