Dig-in-Dinners to help get community conversation going in Bentley

Dig-in-Dinners to help get community conversation going in Bentley

THE Bentley Community Garden has started a series of Dig-in-Dinners in a bid to involve the wider community and fuel communal conversation.

Working in collaboration with Bentley Community Focus and the City of Canning, the gardeners have taken over the old Scout Hall for eight fortnightly dinners with a difference.

Each dinner features a local resident teaching the group new recipes close to their heart.

The three course meals are low cost, healthy and easy to prepare and encourage home cooking.

Earlier this month, the first in a series of eight featured guest chefs Sally Verney and Lee Crook from the Canning River Café.

The duo put on a three-course meal of pea and mint soup, grilled calamari salad and date balls with coffee for dessert.

As part of a wider effort to inform residents about community services, Jose Ciciliamma from Richmond Fellowship spoke briefly about the need for social wellbeing in community groups and his organisation.

He also handed out some stress balls to the group to encourage mindfulness.

The next Dig-in-Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 9, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Bentley Community Garden on Nyamup Way.

For a $5 donation, attendees will receive a scrumptious three-course meal.

All local residents are encouraged to get involved. If you would like attend, become a member of the Bentley Community Garden, or donate to the garden please call Maria Bonser on 0407 144 413 for information.