Sowing the Seeds to Success - a free community garden event to break down the barriers to the veggie garden

Kalianna School Bendigo, Healthy Greater Bendigo and the City of Greater Bendigo are holding a free Sowing the Seeds to Success community garden event at 9.30am on Wednesday March 24 at PepperGreen Farm to inspire other organisations to get into community gardening.

The Sowing the Seeds to Success event will be attended by early years, primary and secondary school teachers, staff from local neighbourhood houses, volunteers and other community groups and organisations involved or interested in community gardens.

Kalianna School is a successful operator of a community garden and will provide and share information to inspire other local community groups and organisations to become involved in the local food system by cultivating a veggie garden and creating conversations and awareness around food security in Bendigo.

A panel of local community garden experts will spend the morning learning, sharing and connecting over community gardening. The possibilities of community gardens will be discussed for a range of different settings including schools, churches and public settings.

This is a practical event that will provide opportunities for attendees to ask questions and get answers from local people who are operating successful community gardens. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network with others who can support the establishment and maintenance of future community gardens.

The Greater Bendigo Community Garden Network will be launched. Participants will also support the co-design of a well-being ambassador program, celebrating the efforts of leaders across the community as champions of health and wellbeing. The event is a key part of Healthy Greater Bendigo’s, Health is Everyone’s Business project funded by Vichealth.

The Sowing the Seeds to Success community garden event will be followed by an opportunity to tour some of Bendigo’s best community gardens in the afternoon.

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