Above: Kathryn Maxwell (SAGE), Madeleine Wood (Moruya High School), Dana Rote (SAGE)
The NSW Government and YWCA have been running a community engagement program with Moruya High School students called “Youth Frontiers”. Two students, Maddie and Rosie, decided they wanted to help revamp and promote the SAGE Street Food Garden as their project. With the help of their mentor Blaze, YWCA organisers Milissa and Remi and SAGE members Dana and Kathryn, they have: Rejuvenated two of the street food garden beds with soil from D & A Excavations, Bodalla; Planted a range of vegetable and herb seedlings including cherry tomatoes, bush beans, bunching onions, basil, nasturtiums, leafy lettuce, rhubarb and rosemary; Produced and distributed flyers to inform the Moruya community about the Street Food Garden; and Painted signs to make it easier for the public to identify the plants in the Street Food beds. “The SAGE Street Food Garden was looking a little tired and neglected,” said SAGE’s Street Food Garden coordinator, Dana Rote. “SAGE is so very pleased to have had the fresh thinking and assistance from these young women to make it a wonderful resource for the community. We look forward to partnering with Youth Frontiers again in the future.” The SAGE Street Food Garden is there for the community to enjoy. The food grown in it is free for anyone to take and eat. SAGE is always looking for volunteers to help with the many projects it runs in the community. To get involved with the street food project, contact Kathryn on 0467 558 645.