A group of KTRA members investigated the possibility of establishing a community garden in our suburb. Community gardens are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits including an increased access to fresh foods and plants, increased physical activity, improved mental health and relaxation and the added benefit of getting to know your neighbours.
The South Australia Country Women’s Association, a Kent Town icon, was very enthusiastic about having a community garden at their property on Dequetteville Terrace. Their charter includes “engaging with local communities” and they offered their grounds as the location for a garden.
Over a couple of meetings in January and February 2020 the group of KTRA and SA CWA reps explored the possibilities offered by the site. There were several areas within the grounds that would allow for things like wicking beds, a bee hotel, vegetable gardens and flower beds. There is a small shed on the property that could be used for storage.
An initial community event was planned for early April, involving Sophie Thomson (from the ABC TV Garden Show), an introduction to wicking beds, a walk-around to see the areas where community gardens could be established and a tour of the historic SA CWA premises. You can see the flyer for the postponed event by clicking here.
Unfortunately, the event had to be postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions, but it was rescheduled for later in the year.
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