Leongatha garden grows

IT is a pleasant time of the year to be gardening in the Leongatha Community Garden, with the heat long gone and a chill in the air.
Gardeners are preparing for the cooler months ahead and still reaping the benefits from all of the hard work they put in during the summer and autumn months.
Now is a great time to grow all of your winter veggies including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, Asian salad ingredients, broad beans, silver beet, carrots, brussels sprout, garlic, leeks and kale, all of which the Leongatha Community Garden grows.
“People are able to purchase their very own garden bed and plant whatever they wish,” president Scott Cameron said.
“We have a number of community groups that have their own bed including the Leongatha Girl Guides and Yooralla.
“The good thing about becoming a member is that it is a very social place; you can chat to others about what they are planting and gain ideas for your own bed.”
The Leongatha Community Garden also has a culinary group run by Cheryl Lamb.
“We have a few bee hives which we will use the honey for cooking in the culinary classes,” Mr Cameron said.
South Gippsland Shire Council kindly donated 13 garden beds which were previously used in Bair Street.
“The new garden beds are great because we generally have a waiting list for people wanting to purchase beds,” he said.
“We’re definitely growing as a group, with about 50 growing members and 110 members, but we are always looking for new members.”

Gardening enthusiasts: Leongatha Community Garden vice president Rogan Rhind and president Scott Cameron invite others to share in the delights of the garden.

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