Nestled between the Girrawheen Library and Hub, the new Girrawheen Community Garden is now bedded in and bearing fruit.
The Girrawheen Community Garden is bedded in and bearing fruit.
The garden was officially launched during an open day attended by Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts on Saturday 27 February.
The upkeep of the garden will now be managed by a committee comprising local residents and gardening enthusiasts.
We aim to foster community connection and harmony through the enjoyment of nature, sharing of fresh food, culture and learning.
“This project demonstrates the importance of community collaboration,” Mayor Roberts said.
“The garden is furnished with colourful benches created by the children of Hudson Park Primary School and stepping stones painted by students from Girrawheen High School, which reflects the shared community involvement in the project.
“The committee has also received monetary support and essential supplies from other local groups, including the Girrawheen Lion’s Club and the Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed.”
Construction on the collaborative project was managed by Perth City Farm and local community members with support from the City of Wanneroo.
The garden boasts a healthy mix of edible produce, fruit trees and flowering Australian native plants, such as rosellas and kangaroo paws.
The Girrawheen Community Garden was funded by the State Government’s ‘Local Projects, Local Jobs’ initiative as a result of advocacy from the City and the local member for Girrawheen.