Learn to take food from garden to table

Mayor Marina Vergone, Greg Hebble from Foodbank and builder and chef Andrew Hives .
Mayor Marina Vergone, Greg Hebble from Foodbank and builder and chef Andrew Hives .

The Garden to Plate project is a partnership between Foodbank and Mandurah Community Garden and supported by the City of Mandurah to help provide people with the skills to grow their own food through a series of free workshops.

Foodbank WA chief executive Greg Hebble said Foodbank was committed to encouraging healthy eating.

‘One of the simplest ways to improve your health is to increase the amount and variety of fresh vegetables in your diet,” he said.

‘Many people don’t realise how easy it can be to prepare great tasting meals with fresh produce.

‘It is very satisfying to grow your own food and our partnership with the Mandurah Community Garden and the City of Mandurah will make a lasting and positive contribution to the health of many Peel residents.’

The Garden to Plate program consists of two-hour workshops on the first and third Wednesday of each month until the end of the year.

Local horticulturist Jo Pepper will run the gardening workshop on the first Wednesday of the month at Mandurah Community Garden at Coodanup Senior College.

Food Sensations workshops will be run by Foodbank nutritionist Nicole Ingram in Foodbank’s new training room on the third Wednesday of the month.

People can join the project at any time during the year.

Course numbers are limited and bookings are essential on 0419 208 048 or Nicole. ingram@foodbankwa.org.au