Community garden idea grows

Calling green thumbs and gardening lovers if you want to get involved with Lismores first large-scale community food garden then get along to a public meeting next Tuesday, December 19.

The meeting will bring current and new members of the Rainbow Region Community Farms (RRCF) up-to-date with the latest news.

RRCF is awaiting Lismore City Councils response to its recent submission to set up the project using suitable public land.

It is also looking at an offer of private land near Lismore to set up a market garden for training purposes.

RRCF president Carla Tipping said her group recently established several committees to look for suitable land for the farms, undertake research and apply for funding.

Its all coming along quite smoothly weve had two successful meetings so far with over 40 people at each so the response has been excellent, she said. Were waiting for Councils response to our submission for the overall project which lets Council know what we want to do and how they can support us. Were also hopeful of getting Work-for-the-Dole participants involved in the project and are looking at ways to give them an incentive by having their work accredited toward a TAFE horticulture course.

The public meeting is on next Tuesday at Lismore TAFE from 3pm. For more information call Carla on 6663 1332.

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