MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Avondale Heights Community Garden

Mr CARROLL
Niddrie

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Avondale Heights Community Garden

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) (13:36:34) — I rise to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of a group of enthusiastic local volunteers in Avondale Heights who established the Avondale Heights Community Garden in 2010. With a current membership of 50, the community garden is continuing to attract new members from the local community. The garden is about an acre in size and is one of 19 plots of land that were an integral part of the Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin design of Avondale Heights and East Keilor. The garden caters for people who grow seasonal and organic vegies for their families as well as those who like to help out occasionally and participate in social activities. The garden is well run, following organic and sustainable principles which include an efficient compost system so that most green waste is returned to the garden. It includes a frog bog, some indigenous plants and an orchard with stone fruit and citrus trees.

On Sunday, 4 March, it was my honour to attend the community garden to unveil a beautiful mosaic made by grade 5 and 6 students at Avondale Primary School. I would like to congratulate all involved, especially the Avondale Heights schoolkids, as well as Rosemary McKenzie, Keilor East Rotary, Bendigo Bank East Keilor and Moonee Valley City Council.

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