See how our garden grows

PINJARRA Community garden looks set to grow with a $20,000 grant from the State Government.

The much-needed funds will go towards setting up an irrigation system, building pathways, concrete for soil bays and lids for existing soak wells.

The funds will also be used to erect shaded community areas, buy specialised garden beds, soil and fertilisers for the first stage of allotment- style garden beds and erection of a community wheel garden and gazebo.

The balance of funds will provide community workshops, develop a website and advertising and printing of workshop materials.

Local Government Minister Tony Simpson said the Community Gardens Project provided opportunities for greater understanding between parents, young people and different cultures as well as opportunities for older people who might become isolated.

He said interest in the program had been overwhelming.

Funding for the project covers items such as garden feasibility, planning and design, development of policies and manuals, training, workshops and other events at the garden, community engagement strategies and projects or building the capacity of the community garden sector and volunteers.