'Fabulous' community garden cultivates teamwork | Manning River Times

Wed Mar 23, 2016

TESS Jones pauses to select a word to describe Taree Community Garden - "one word ... fabulous!"

Tess is the public face of Novaskill, the organisation tasked with bringing together the team of people who are building the bones of the garden in Wynter Street, Taree.

Day one on the job was February 1 and today, Tess says the team "is excited by the part they are playing in this fabulous project."

"The community response to their work is amazing," Tess said.

"There is a momentum and excitement that is unlike any other project and the team is loving it.

"It is wonderful they are creating something from scratch, learning new skills, and the community is backing them and loving their work."

Tess manages numerous Novaskill team projects on the Mid North Coast and says the level of community support for Taree Community Garden is "remarkable" and is quick to point to the work of RichmondPRA in building community awareness and engagement.

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