North Epping Community Gardens – Project Completed
The partnership between Epping Rotary and North Epping PS to redevelop the Community Garden has been completed. The project included constructing 11 new large planter boxes, installing a large garden shed with concrete floor and shelving, constructing 2 greenhouses and large compost bins, making an orchard of 5 fruit trees and constructing 5 large outdoor tables for student/class activities.
The project was funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Building Stronger Communities Grant of $20,000 plus a Rotary District Grant and local club members of $7,000. I wish to thank all the school personnel, parents and Rotarians who assisted in the working bees to ensure the project was a success. There will be an official opening later in February by the local Federal MP Mr John Alexander.
May I thank the whole Epping Rotary club members for your support and practical assistance over the last 9 months. In particular I want to thank the following key people: Trevor McAlister for his design and constructing skills and his support and guidance; Stephen Llewlyn for his horticultural advice and practical gardening work; Alan Cunningham for his assistance in design and building and gardening contribution; Betty Ockerlander for her generous financial contribution that has ensured we could purchase high quality tables and chairs. Lastly to Narelle, Toula, Susie and Bruce for their ongoing strong support of the project.
Peter Garrard