The Family Centre recently approached the Enid St Community Garden in Tweed Heads for a garden bed for young people in our transitional housing to learn the art of gardening and the satisfaction of growing their own food. Garden beds are much sought after, so we are fortunate to be given access.
The Enid St community garden is a collaborative project where participants share the maintenance and products of the garden, including healthy and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Throughout the year gardener’s get together and have working bee’s to maintain the garden and resources.
Community gardens also offer physical and mental health benefits by providing the opportunity to eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, engage in physical activity, build and share skills and create green spaces, increase a sense of community and belonging.
Youth and Family workers will support the young people in the garden as well as in their kitchen’s demonstrating ways to prepare and cook the fresh produce.