Thanks to the generosity of the IMB Bank Community Foundation, SAGE received $17,990 in 2018 to run a series of veggie gardening workshops and to install free garden beds across the Eurobodalla for workshop participants who are also Centrelink recipients. These raised garden beds come with soil, mulch and seedlings, fully complete and ready to grow. Members of the Tuross Head Men’s Shed came out in force to assist SAGE with installing 18 garden beds in backyards of Centrelink recipients around Tuross Head from May to September 2018. Steve Ryder, Ken Parker, Greg Campbell, Leo Demchy and Wayne Brockman took to shovels and wheelbarrows to make light work of installing 18 garden beds with a special vegetable growing mix, sugarcane mulch and seedlings.
The Tuross Head Men’s Shed has recently celebrated their 5th anniversary and currently have 55 members. On Mondays, men are hard at work making things with a range of other activities scheduled during the week. Tuesday afternoons is for card games, while Wednesday afternoons is reserved for playing snooker. Thursday morning is their social day with tea/coffee and snags and a camera group meets in the afternoon. On Friday afternoons it’s table tennis time. The Men’s Shed is located behind the Tuross Head Country Club. Call Steve Ryder on 0412 623 865 for more details. Steve Smith, Coordinator of the Tuross Head Community Garden also assisted with his trailer (to collect soil) and with the installations. Three Centrelink recipients chose to donate their garden beds to the Tuross Head Community Garden. With Tuross Head installations now complete, the SAGE Veggies for All team will be commencing installations in Moruya, Tomakin, and Sunshine Bay.