Garden grows local connections

Tamara Bhatti with son Ibrahim (3), Janelle Atkinson, Rob Stefanovski and Adam Littlewood with daughter Anna. Picture: Marcus Whisson d407714
Tamara Bhatti with son Ibrahim (3), Janelle Atkinson, Rob Stefanovski and Adam Littlewood with daughter Anna. Picture: Marcus Whisson d407714

The plot of land, on the corner of Stoneham and Wade streets, is also a place where locals can meet, children can learn where their food comes from, and where a worm farm is used to enhance soil and recycle food scraps.

Tamara Bhatti said the garden, which comprises private and communal plots, is a wonderful place to take her children.

‘There is a cubby house and it is educational for children, and some members have skills that I do not have, so we are all learning new skills,’ she said.

‘My children like to pick, wash and then eat their own carrots.

‘It is a great place to take my children to play because there are interesting things for children to do.’

Ms Bhatti said the food she and her children pick was fresh and organic, and she liked to use produce from the garden because she knew where it had been grown,

She said the worm farm was good for recycling, she saved about $20 each week on fresh produce that she did not have to buy and the monthly busy bees were a great way to meet community members.

Open Day
WHEN: Sunday, September 22
WHERE: Cnr Stoneham and
Wade sreets
TIME: 9am to 1pm
WHAT’S ON: Local musicians,
a magic show, guest speakers,
including Neville Passmore