One year after the summer bushfires destroyed or damaged over 600 homes across the Eurobodalla region, gardens are set to spring back to life with Moruya-based SAGE securing new funding from IMB Bank Community Foundation to train up and deliver free veggie beds to families affected by the bushfires.
To support gardeners get the most out of their new veggie beds, SAGE hosted a garden workshop on Wednesday, 10 February for registered recipients.
Thanks to funding from IMB Bank Community Foundation, 32 families affected by the 2019 bushfires will receive veggie beds to replace what was lost.
The seventeen participants in the workshop also received a voucher for free seedlings from Phil Tims at the Saturday Moruya Markets or the SAGE Farmers Market. They will have a 2m x 1m x 41cm veggie bed installed at their property, complete with high quality veggie soil mix and sugarcane mulch to give seedlings the best start.
The funding also covers the installation of four large wicking beds at the SAGE Community Garden, which double the capacity for the community garden to grow more food for those in need at women’s and youth refuges as well as Anglicare.
Above: In the past 3 years, volunteers installed more than 200 veggie beds in backyards across the Eurobodalla, built 14 wicking bed allotments at the SAGE Moruya Community Garden at St John's Church, and hosted veggie growing workshops for than 500 people.