Sunshine Coast residents encouraged to attend proposed community fruit and vegetable garden meeting May 12
Community permaculture garden - 'Veggie Village' - planned for Peregian
Green thumbs, fruit and vegetable lovers and the community minded are encouraged to attend a meeting scheduled on Saturday May 12, 3pm at the Peregian Beach Bowls Club to discuss the development of a community garden project currently coined 'Veggie Village'.
The project already has the support of Noosa Shire Council and a host of enthusiastic locals and in-kind sponsors keen to share the joy of fruit and vegetable gardening with others.
The proposed location for the Veggie Village is currently a small portion of the Di Hurst Oval, directly behind the Peregian Beach Bowls Club (subject to community and council approval).
The aim of the Veggie Village is to encourage all members of the community to contribute and enjoy a sense of community spirit whilst at the same time, learning to grow fruit and vegetables in a friendly and fun environment.
Local photographer and graphic designer Bruce Molloy is the fertile imagination (pardon the pun) behind the project.
"We want to communicate to all Sunshine Coast residents the benefits of self-sustainability and healthy eating. The Veggie Village will also teach people basic gardening skills such as seasonal planting, composting, water saving methods and permaculture planting in a fun and social way," Bruce said.
"We encourage all residents to join us on Saturday May 12 at 3pm to view the proposed site and discuss how the Veggie Village can benefit our local community".
The meeting will discuss all aspects of the proposed garden including how to become a Veggie Village Core Member (part of the management committee),a Pod Member (part of the garden design and specialist permaculture people), A Mooover and Shaker (a sponsor) or one of the Village People (residents who will tend and grow the garden).
Bruce explains, "Residents will be able to adopt the same principles learned in Veggie Village to their own gardens. For those who cannot or do not have gardens, locals will be able to enjoy the social and health benefits associated with growing a healthy garden. It will also be the first of many planned for the region".
Download the below release for more information on proposed structure, who's who, members, monthly awards etc... "Veggie Village
For further information on the Veggie Village concept including management structure, proposed site plans, sponsors, please phone Bruce Molloy on (07) 5448 3769 or Leonie Shanahan 4374 5892 for further information.