19 Mar COMMUNITY GARDEN A HIDDEN GEM IN GLADSTONE
The Gladstone Queensland Country Women’s Associations’ community garden is a hidden gem in Gladstone’s CBD. Located behind the QCWA hall in Oaka St the garden has a wonderful range of fruits and vegetables available for the public to use, and if they want to, help maintain.
QCWA Gladstone Vice President, Chelmer Roots, said the group welcomes new members who want to join their organisation or any volunteers who would like to help them look after the garden. Currently, the garden is maintained by participants from the Work for the Dole project, but more help is always welcome and anyone who has a keen interest in gardening is encouraged to help out.
‘Not many people realise we have the community garden here,” Ms Roots said. “It really is a place for all the community.”
Featuring papaya, banana, rosella, lettuce, eggplant, capsicum and many other varieties of fruit and veg, the garden was first built in 2015. Since then several extra garden beds have been added.
The Gladstone QCWA group is extremely active in the community providing catering for morning teas and events around the region along with donations to people in need especially those in bushfire and drought-affected communities.
People wanting to find out more can visit the community garden at the back of QCWA hall in Oaka Lane or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/QCWA-Gladstone