What Are Community Gardens in 2022 and How to Join One

More Australians are joining community gardens in 2022. Source

First, check if community gardening is the thing for you: Did your early-pandemic attempts with Bunnings seedlings end badly? Do you want more space to grow your own food? Do you want to be more involved in the community? Do you want to learn more about growing vegies and herbs, composting, and the like? Do… Continue reading What Are Community Gardens in 2022 and How to Join One

Gardening Program has Aged Care Residents Growing their Dinner

A gardening project has aged care residents growing veggies and planning meals. Photo: Lifeview Aged Care

A gardening program in Lifeview aged care homes has residents cultivating veggies and planning their own menus. Each quarter, Lifeview chefs and gardeners collaborate with residents to plan seasonal menus and grow produce. The program, called ‘Planting with a Purpose’, involves residents in the whole process from germination to harvesting. Stephen Milsted, Hospitality Services Manager… Continue reading Gardening Program has Aged Care Residents Growing their Dinner

Growing Community in Aged Care

Vegetable gardening is a vital part of community life at Aveo Hunter’s Green Retirement Village in Cranbourne East, Victoria. “It’s bigger than just a garden,” says resident Meredith Glasson. Mrs Glasson oversaw the Village garden’s growth over the last nine years, from two raised veggie patches to a project that touches the whole village community.… Continue reading Growing Community in Aged Care

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