Balga: Little Things Community Garden opens for public


Students Carla Collins (15), Ella Smith (15), Morgan Ineson (10) and Jackson Nisbitt  (17) at the garden.
Students Carla Collins (15), Ella Smith (15), Morgan Ineson (10) and Jackson Nisbitt (17) at the garden.

ABOUT 80 residents and students attended the opening of the Little Things Community Garden in Balga on Friday.

The garden, at Salvation Army Balga Early Learning Centre, was funded through a $20,000 grant from the Federal Government.

Schools and The Smith Family Service in Mirrabooka took part in building the community hub.

Salvation Army Balga network director Philip Jennings said the garden was a place residents could enjoy the little things in life.

“Our latest project builds on our current programs for early childhood and community support in creating places of calm that are engaging, fulfilling and provide moments of peace,” Mr Jennings said.

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said community open spaces such as the garden made neighbourhoods more attractive and relaxing places to live.

“The garden has been specifically designed using the local pre-school children’s ideas and concepts and reflects heavily on Balga’s multicultural society,” Mr Keenan said.

“Both the Balga Salvation Army and The Smith Family in Mirrabooka have been working very hard to create a community space for residents and families.”