Donation has community garden ready to flourish

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Community Garden coordinator Tina Wallis, Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton and Arc Infrastructure project manager Phil Hart enjoy the new bench and garden beds made from donated railway sleepers.
Camera IconCommunity Garden coordinator Tina Wallis, Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton and Arc Infrastructure project manager Phil Hart enjoy the new bench and garden beds made from donated railway sleepers.

Fresh vegetables are not far off with Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre not only receiving materials to extend its community garden last week but the crew to build it.

The centre asked Ark Infrastructure, previously Brookfield Rail, for railway sleepers to extend the community garden, and the company offered to build it as well in conjunction with its rebranding on Monday.

Community garden coordinator Tina Wallis said when the garden was started a year and a half ago, there had always been a plan to extend it from the initial two beds.

“Two beds will only produce a small amount of produce and especially when we’re hoping to sell some of the produce next year and or the end of this year,” she said.

In addition, benches have been built with sleepers between the beds and a barbecue pit installed in the middle for sausage sizzles.

Ark Infrastructure Picton services supervisor Phil Hart said the garden reflected Brunswick’s railway history with even the barbecue from made railway materials.

Australind Premix also donated and installed a concrete floor for the pavilion beside the garden for events.

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