THE Pinjarra Community Garden will open its gates this weekend and celebrate the beginning of a space designed to teach and encourage people to grow and eat local produce.
The garden is now ready to have vegetable beds and fruit trees planted over the next few months.
“We are just so happy to finally be able to get some plants in the ground,” member John Bodycoat said. “It’s taken a long time to get going, but when you get to see people eating fresh organic produce they have grown themselves and the kids picking fruit from the trees, it will be all worth it.”
The garden will be open from 10am to 3pm both Saturday and Sunday during the Pinjarra Festival and will host free workshops on bee keeping and soil nutrition as well as free children’s activities.
There will also be a sausage sizzle fundraiser sourced from local produce and a plant sale.
The garden has received funding and donations from Bendigo Bank, Department of Local Government and Communities, Peel Development Commission, Alcoa, the Shire of Murray, Colliers, Pinjarra Lions Club, Brookfield Rail and Bunnings.