Menai residents band together to grow their own vegetables

To cater for the resurgence of interest in home-grown vegetables, 3Bridges Community has established a local community garden in the heart of Menai.

Over the past 18months 3Bridges at Menai has been working closely with Sutherland Shire Council, Project Youth, Community Greening, local preschools and others to ensure the engagement of the community and the success of the garden.

“Our garden consists of a community garden approach as well as allotment plots for people to be involved in,” 3Bridges Community Hub Coordinator at Menai, Fiona Archer said.

“We have volunteers and local services who look after the garden and help it grow.

“People can grow vegetables and herbs, whatever is in season and we also have 10 plots where people can grow their own produce.

“At times we have enough produce that we give away to the community if they are running low on fresh food.”

On the fourth Thursday of every month 3Bridges Menai invites the community to come along and be a part of its Tea in the Gardens program.

“Tea and food is provided and people come and chat, reconnect with the community and maintain the garden,” Fiona said.

The next Tea in the Gardens is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 11am at the Menai Community Centre, 34 to 40 Allison Crescent, Menai.

Everyone is welcome and bookings are not necessary.