Singleton Community Garden will soon feature an exciting bush tucker garden andmeeting place thanks to a funding boost from the NSW Office of Environmentand Heritage (OEH) Our Place program.
PROJECT APPROVED: The Singleton Community Garden Group is looking forward to taking on their next big project at the community garden in Albion Park.
Our Place is a smallscale, sustainable community engagement program funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and administered by the OEH.
The Singleton Community Garden was established through Singleton Council’sPlace Making program, at the community’s request, and has been running fortwo years.
Singleton Community Garden president Kevin Lomax says the committeeintends to build an indigenous bush tucker garden and meeting place at thegarden at Albion Park.
“Stage one of the funding will go towards creating a meeting place withseating, a removable fire pit, shade, landscaping, and native plants,” Kevin says.
“The next stage of the project will include the planting of an indigenous bushtucker and medicinal plant garden and finally an art and craft program toprovide decoration in the garden.”
The project has been assisted by the NSW Government through theEnvironmental Trust and is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.
Singleton Council director of Planning and Sustainable Environment groupMark Ihlein saysSingleton Shire Landcare Network and Singleton High Schoolwere also recipients of theOur Place funding.
“We are very excited to be able to support these newly funded projects andlook forward to assisting the organisations with the implementation of each,”Mark says.
The Singleton Shire Landcare Network received funding to provide asuccessful African Olive field day which was held earlier this month.
The field day wasorganised with assistance from Hunter Local Land Services and attractedmore than 80 local landowners.
Singleton High School received funding to install new energy efficient timerson 90 per cent of the lighting in the school.
The project also intends to involvethe students in measuring and monitoring energy use, as well as planning andimplementing an education program and energy expo.
The Singleton community looks forward to seeing the implementation of the bush tucker garden and meeting place later this year.
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