Fraser Coast Regional Council has established two (2) community garden projects in the region.
Halcro Street Community Centre Garden
A community garden will be established at the Halcro Street Community Centre in Hervey Bay. This program provides participants with the opportunities to:
- Learn gardening skills to produce fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables at home
- Participate in activities to improve their knowledge of nutritious foods
- Attend gardening and nutrition information sessions
The Halcro Street Community Centre Community Garden will also feature a respite and tranquillity garden, that can be used as a meeting place for carers and care-recipients where they can relax and meditate, swap recipes, share gardening secrets, seeds and cuttings as well as having a place to participate in gardening activities.
Rainbow Gully Community Garden
The existing Rainbow Gully Community Garden will be revitalised to include a sensory garden, a local Indigenous medicinal and useful plants garden and a Butterfly Garden to attract endangered butterfly species that frequent the region.
Carers, support groups and their clients are encouraged and supported to visit this garden as one of their outdoor respite activities.
The garden aims to provide incidental learning opportunities for positive development in an outdoor setting, such as:
- Hazard identification
- Tree pruning activities
- Plant and weed identification
- Basic gardening techniques
- Seed collection
- Identifying plants that may harm or support endangered butterfly species
Other community garden projects will also be established throughout the region subject to availability of funds.
For more information about the Community Garden program, please contact Council on 1300 79 49 29.