We are lucky to be surrounded by such a fantastic local community.
Supporting our local community is important to us and we thank the local community in return for their continual patronage. Every year we support the Brookfield Show as a sponsor of horticulture and are involved in the EKKA.
Connecting via growing food with Vegepod
We recently made a donation of potting mix and fertiliser to the ongoing collaboration and fabulous work between Vegepod, Southern Cross University and for this particular installation at a Compass Housing Services community in Logan.
Vegepod has entered a formal collaboration with Southern Cross University and the Australian government to research the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
The ultimate goal of the research and programs that will be developed from it are to ensure those who may not normally have access to growing their own food, get growing! The programs cater for all gardening levels and gardener ages.
Tapping into the enormous knowledge around therapeutic gardening, the programs are evidence-based, person-focussed and wellbeing centred. The benefits of gardening on an individual and societal level are immense and well known. They include lowering anxiety, lessening social isolation, building skills and bringing people together.
School Sponsorship Program
We recently launched our new School Sponsorship Program in conjunction with RockyPoint Mulching. Together we have designed a new initiative to support local schools, kindergartens and daycare centres with existing and new gardens by donating plants, materials, and staff time. This involves getting hands dirty!
We will be selecting two schools per year, with three planned visits to each school. If you would like to find out more about this program and your school is the postcode 4069 please contact us.
Our first school, Kenmore District Kindy where Ann-Marie and Jonathon from RockyPoint assisted in the planning, planting and educating of new gardens. Here’s the results!