Green thumbs gather to grow Inglewood Mt Lawley Community Garden

Front Anthony Ridolfo and Roslyn Park with Kim Prank and Julian Leslie at the proposed Inglewood-Mt Lawley Community Garden next to the bowling club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d491079
Front Anthony Ridolfo and Roslyn Park with Kim Prank and Julian Leslie at the proposed Inglewood-Mt Lawley Community Garden next to the bowling club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d491079

GREEN thumbs across the neighbourhood are gathering to grow a garden.

Consultation on the proposed Inglewood Mt Lawley Community Garden is now underway within the City of Stirling, with an unused patch of land by Inglewood Oval in Mt Lawley, next door to the Inglewood Bowls Club, proposed as the garden site.

Garden committee member Anthony Ridolfo said the seed for local green spots was always sown many years in advance.

“It started off as an Inglewood group, they were looking at sites in that area because that’s where most of the guys came from – it’s been two or three years they’ve been looking,” he said.

“Community gardens are so much more than gardens. I see them as community before gardening, councils are always trying to find ways and means to build and find community.”

Mr Rodolfo said the sites became not only a place to plant veggies, but a safe space, educational place and a spot to meet.

“It’s something everyone can get involved with,” he said.

Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman called on residents to get behind the project.

“Community gardens are about coming together as a community and cultivating not just delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs but also relationships with our neighbours,” he said.

“I pay credit to the organising committee and the Inglewood Bowls Club’s facilities manager Ken McCallum.”

Consultation is open now on the City of Stirling website until March 22, with an information session at the site from 10am this Saturday, March 9.

To find out more about getting involved with the garden, visit their Facebook group.