Community garden blooms at Collingwood Park

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PROMOTING healthy living, eating and community spirit, the annual Westfalen Community Garden's annual Harvest Fair was held on Sunday.

Brad Kingma, Norman Kaden and Liam Williams
from the Caribbean Trading Company Group at
Westfalen Community Garden.



PROMOTING healthy living, eating and community spirit, the annual Westfalen Community Garden's annual Harvest Fair was held recently.

Based at Collingwood Park, the gardens feature an array of fruit and vegetables grown by using modern and traditional horticultural practices.

State Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller said it was amazing to see how far the gardens had come in the past five years since they had been given the initial seed funding of $250,000.

“Produce is given to Meals on Wheels and Anglican Welfare.”

Westfalen publicity officer Gillian Lynn said the fair had also presented the committee with the opportunity to recognise volunteers who had given their time to the garden such as Lorelle Murphy, William Bell, John Knot, Ben Buttler, Kieoni Mercer and Brett Madders.

Mrs Lynn said in the case of 26-year-old Brett, the Collingwood Park resident worked in the garden a couple of times a week.

“He is just willing to give anything a go,” she said.

Mrs Lynn said the community garden meant different things to different people.

“It is a place of peace, tranquillity and sanctuary,” she said.

“People can learn or just socialise.

“It is also a safe place for people with a disability.

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