Golden opportunity for crop of enthusiasts

BRIGHTON Municipality’s school children are benefiting from an initiative of Mona’s 24 Carrot Garden which is helping them design, build and maintain kitchen gardens in partnership with the Department of Education and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

24 Carrot has been working in Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Photo: Jesse Hunniford, MONA
24 Carrot has been working in Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Photo: Jesse Hunniford, MONA.

The Municipality’s schools include Brighton Primary, East Derwent Primary, Herdsmans Cove Primary and Gagebrook Primary. Since 2018 24 Carrot has also been working at 7 Bond Place, Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis, these activities are currently postponed until September this year.

The Growing Gagebrook Challenge was open throughout April and May inviting residents of Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove to take on a free home garden kit generously provided by Detached Cultural Organisation. The Mona 24 Carrot Garden project still has 20 kits to give away which include compost, fertiliser, garden tools, seeds and seedlings everything you need to grow your own delicious vegetables at home.

This is open to people of all ages with local residents of Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove invited to apply here: www.facebook.com/bondplacegagebrook/

The first round of the Challenge will run until August, followed by the second round starting  September 1 with 20 more home kits to be given away.

For further information, please get in touch with the 24 Carrot team at:  24carrot@mona.net.au

 

 

 

 

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