Funding application helps Wooroloo Connect Garden grow

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 2:51:07 PM

A cash injection from the State Government will help sow the seeds for a community garden to blossom in Wooroloo. 

Shire of Mundaring has received a $6,630 grant from the Department of Communities, Community Gardens Grants Program which will enable the creation of the Wooroloo Connect Garden for the community.  

Shire President James Martin welcomed the news adding that the garden would symbolise re-growth.

“Community gardens are a great way to bring people together and have been known throughout history as important meeting places,” he said.

“The community has told us they hope the garden will help foster social connections and offer the opportunity to build resilience through sharing fire and water-wise planting tips.” 

A community-led initiative, the garden is proposed to be used as a quiet, reflective space and for community gardening information sessions. 

Cr Martin commended the 42 Wooroloo residents who had planted the seeds of interest for the garden.

The funds will be used to buy raised garden beds, retaining wall materials, a tool shed, gardening tools, consumable garden items and signage. 

Residents who are interested in assisting with gardening tasks including levelling dirt and removing non-native plants are invited to register their interest.

Please contact the Shire’s Project Officer – Community Recovery Karen Dore on 9290 6628 and indicate your preferred time or day you can assist.

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