Do you want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money for our community garden at the Mt Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency Inc and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
In 2019 MECA in partnership with Foodfaith built an organic garden and started horticultural classes and workshops for refugees and migrants at MECA about starting small businesses related to gardens and sustainability. This has created a space for sharing knowledge and skills, and has shown us the potential the garden has for advocating for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. In August this year we were very grateful when The Living Room TV Show Team from Channel 10 were kind enough to expand and build the community garden so we can engage more community members.
In 2020 we want to use the garden as a learning space focusing on healthy local food. The MECA garden will serve as an example kitchen garden, where clients can grow, cook, and experiment with food. This will provide community members with new skills whilst strengthening community ties. We will have workshops for adults and for children, and host information sessions linked to food & health as well as food & sustainability.
We now have a garden in place, but need funds to cover costs for:
- A shed to keep our tools safe
- Maintenance of irrigation systems and other structures in the garden
- Seeds and garden inputs such as manure and compost
- Workshop facilitators and staff to run gardening and cooking workshops at MECA
- Horticulturalists for advice and maintenance
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