Lifestyle

Seeds sown for garden project

A Bobcat clears trees for Grafton’s Community Garden in Queen Street.
A Bobcat clears trees for Grafton’s Community Garden in Queen Street. Debrah Novak

GRAFTON'S green thumbs will soon have the opportunity to dig into a new community garden.

A vacant block of land behind the Grafton Baptist Church is slowly growing from a disused paddock into a big vegie patch.

The project was created by Sandra Tyler, secretary of the Grafton Baptist Church. She said the community garden would encourage local individuals and families living in units to experience the great outdoors.

"I wanted to do something the local community could interact with," Ms Tyler said.

"The land is owned by the Baptist Union of NSW and it hasn't been used for a fair while.

"I thought the area would make a good garden for every- one to come and enjoy."

The Grafton Baptist Church has awarded Ms Tyler a $10,000 grant for the local project.

She said the long-term goal for the community garden is to create a relaxing atmosphere where residents are free to plant their own seeds and saplings.

Plans for the garden are currently being drawn and a final layout will be determined at a public meeting next month.

The official date is yet to be decided.

"The community garden will mostly be used to grow vege- tables, which is why I am en- couraging people who live in small houses and apartments to come and have a look at what we are doing on the land," Ms Tyler said. "This garden will be perfect for locals who do not have room for a garden at home."

She said she was excited to see the project get under way.

Yesterday, workers began clearing trees from the site.

The 132ft x 69ft block will be divided into separate garden plots which will be available for individual purchase through the Grafton Baptist Church.

Ms Tyler said a water tank, storage shed and gazebo would also be built on the site.

"I would love people to come to the community garden for morning tea or to get involved with the project once everything is completed," she said.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the establishment of the community garden can contact Sandra on 0417 090 879.

Topics:  garden grafton



TRIBUTES FLOW: Fond memories for a fine man

Neville Lollback's casket surrounded by his favourite things, including fishing gear and a hockey stick, in the cathedral.

Kind words highlight how fondly Neville Lollback will be remembered

Dear Margaret Court, this is what it's like to be gay

Tennis legend Margaret Court believes Australia should not have marriage equality because it does not align with her view of Christian and Bible values.

Why I live for a time when being gay is 'normal'

Rebels say their goodbyes to a friend

A guard of honour stretched across McKittrick Park yesterday at the funeral prayers for Adam Shiels.

McKittrick Park filled for touching tribute to Adam Shiels

Local Partners

TRIBUTES FLOW: Fond memories for a fine man

KIND words shared by our readers highlight how fondly Neville Lollback will be remembered in the Clarence Valley community.


NRRRL: Magpies on a mission for home fans

ON A MISSION: Captain- coach Dan Randall hopes to lead Lower Clarence Magpies to their first victory of the 2017 NRRRL season when they run out in front of their home fans against Evans Head Bombers at the Nest this Sunday.

Lower Clarence ready for another cracker at the Nest

Polocrosse hits fever pitch at Hawthorne Park

ALL SYSTEMS GO: This weekend Grafton Polocrosse Club hosts its first annual carnival at Hawthorne Park since the club re-formed.

New lease of life in the Clarence Valley for equestrian team sport

Support for Kara's treadmill marathon explodes

Former Grafton and now NSW cricketer Kara Sutherland bowling to cricket legend Sir Viv Richards. Photo: MARK NEWSHAM

Support for treadmill marathon thrills organiser Kara Sutherland.

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

The fact is Stefanovic is paid extremely well by a television network that lives and dies by ratings.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!