Community Vision uses WBA funds to spruce up community garden

Blom (area coordinator), Jonathon Koam, Jayme Petkovski, Michelle Jenkins (Community Vision chief executive), Emily Pillerdalby (support worker), Amber Howell, Lauren Bell (Wanneroo Business Association -business liason officer), Mandy Mansell (senior support worker), Arthur Sturgeon and Milly Rodgers. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Blom (area coordinator), Jonathon Koam, Jayme Petkovski, Michelle Jenkins (Community Vision chief executive), Emily Pillerdalby (support worker), Amber Howell, Lauren Bell (Wanneroo Business Association -business liason officer), Mandy Mansell (senior support worker), Arthur Sturgeon and Milly Rodgers. Photo: Martin Kennealey

WANNEROO businesses have helped fund a garden makeover at a Community Vision facility in Kingsley.

Wanneroo Business Association held an auction fundraising dinner in June, raising $1475 for the renovations to provide therapeutic benefits for people with disabilities.

People who use the centre can use the community garden to plant and grow their own herbs and vegetables.

“Much of the outdoor area was dilapidated and needed upgrade,” Community Vision chief executive Michelle Jenkins said.

“With funding, donations and support of the community, we have been able to give the old garden a much needed new lease on life.

“We wanted to be able to give our clients an opportunity to experience gardening and develop a love of growing their own food.

“They are able to turn this into meals which they can cook in classes held at our Woodvale centre.”