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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) SHASA grant enhances food security in Moruya

On 11 September the Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance received a grant of $6,899 from the FFFR Program to implement the Free Food for All project. SHASA contributed $363 of its own funds as a cash contribution to the project.

SHASA President Kathryn Maxwell said “Through the generosity of the FRRR grant SHASA has been able to :

· install two steel 5000 litre rainwater tanks and water pump on a concrete slab to provide water for the Moruya Community Garden and

· plant nut trees and citrus trees (oranges, limes and lemons) at the Anglican Parish in Moruya”.

“SHASA would like to thank Thomas Schild and Mark Rote for their volunteer work to complete the concrete slab. To increase the capture of rainwater Mark Rote undertook extensive plumbing to capture water from both sides of the Red Door Hall Roof and the adjoining office. This has tripled the amount of water now being collected when it rains. The community groups and families with veggie beds at the Moruya Community Garden will now have access to the rainwater keeping costs of growing food to a minimum”' said Ms Maxwell. “'Everyone is welcome to come to the Anglican Parish to see all the efforts by the community to increase the availability of fresh, organic food to all. Once again thank you so much to FRRR for making this project possible said Ms Maxwell