Victoria Park Men’s Shed puts out call for green thumbs

Victoria Park Men’s Shed’s Jack Beere. Picture: Will Russell
Victoria Park Men’s Shed’s Jack Beere. Picture: Will Russell

THE Victoria Park Men’s Shed is looking to attract new members after receiving a grant to improve its community garden.

The group received $1000 from Street Hassle Events, which will be used for a pump to connect a rainwater tank to the garden.

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Victoria Park Men’s Shed management committee chairman Jack Beere said the project would allow for the garden to be irrigated.

“At the moment it’s a bit of an ad hoc garden but now we can actually design and build a productive garden,” he said.

“The main crop at the moment is parsley, which we grow and donate to Manna once per week.

“The new garden would allow us to grow seasonable vegetables and it would basically become a thriving vegetable garden and we could donate more to Manna.”

Mr Beere said the group welcomed anyone with a passion for growing to come and join in.

“At the moment there is only one person working in the garden, although there are some other people who help out occasionally,” he said.

“I’d like to get more members to help out with the project, including helping out with the layout of the garden.”