Thanks to the generosity of the IMB Bank Community Foundation, SAGE has been awarded a grant of $17,990 to run the Veggies for All 2018 Project. The launch of the Veggies for All 2018 will take place at 12.30pm on Tuesday 26 June, at the Anglicare Red Door Café, Page Street, Moruya.
IMB Bank Moruya Branch Manager, Leigh Felton said “The Foundations grants this year again totalled over $460,000-00 nationwide to 47 very worthy recipients. I am rapt that SAGE was again one of those recipients. We’ve found great support from SAGE in return and from the public locally. "There is a real awareness about IMB’s involvement in local projects and an awareness from our members about the fantastic things that SAGE is doing in the community and for the community. That’s what customer-owned banking is about and a good indication of why IMB won the award for Best Mutual Bank of The Year at the recent Australian Retail Banking Awards. We’re doing great things nationally and very proud to be doing very special things locally”.
“IMB Bank is delighted with the results of Veggies for all 2017:
142 attendees at 6 veggie gardening workshops, and
54 garden beds installed for low income households across the Eurobodalla and beyond.
As a result, IMB Bank Community Foundation is providing a bigger grant to enable SAGE to:
run up to 10 veggie gardening workshops, and
install at least 70 garden beds”said Leigh Felton.
Mark Barraclough, President of SAGE said “For a very low fee of $15 workshop participants will learn about the basics of growing vegetables and herbs in their own backyard. Centrelink concession card holders who complete the workshop will have the option of SAGE assisting with setting up an above ground veggie bed in their garden, complete with soil, compost, mulch and seedlings, at no cost”.
Kyle Levier, of Fulcrum Farm, a local biodynamic farmer, ran the Veggies for All workshops in 2017 and will be presenting at workshops in 2018. Kyle was SAGE's first market garden intern. His wealth of knowledge and local experience will be shared with those wishing to enhance their ability to grow veggies and herbs.
Above - install of garden bed at the Red Door Cafe
Above - install at Chris Higgins home. Rob Cove doing the hard work
Above - Workshop last year at the Narooma Community Garden - Kyle Levier was the presenter
Above - Veggies for All workshop last year at the Tuross Head Garden - Kyle Levier was the presenter