New Taree Community Garden

New Taree Community Garden

Wed Mar 30, 2016

RichmondPRA in Taree and Hunter Partners in Recovery came together in January this year to establish the new Taree Community Garden.

The garden is an inclusive space for the health and wellbeing of the Taree community.

The garden is an excellent example of what can be achieved when individuals, business and community services come together and work in partnership.  

The project currently includes an Australian Government funded Work for the Dole project which has seen the construction of 8 garden beds, seating, pergola area, pathways and a soon to be constructed hothouse and compost bays. Further to this, a local Aboriginal organisation is designing and developing an Indigenous food garden; a local kindergarten is designing and installing a children’s sensory garden; a local disability service is co-ordinating the design and execution of a 40 metre wall mural; RichmondPRA and the local Men’s Shed are designing and installing a pallet furniture garden, while community volunteers are overseeing the development of a garlic market garden.

The garden has garnered a huge amount of community support in a very short time hosting a number of workshops in partnership with the local Council and waste services, all of which have sold out.

It is the intention of RichmondPRA to encourage and support the people who use our services to engage in this project, to learn new skills and to improve their overall health and wellbeing through physical activity.

For more information on this project, you can check out the Facebook page or contact Bree Katsamangos on 9393 9415 or email bree.katsamangos@richmondpra.org.au.