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Bass Coast Garden Gems free workshop to cultivate food for healthier, resilient living from April to November 2024

Bass Coast Shire Council and BCAL proudly announce the 2024 Bass Coast Garden Gems workshop series, promoting sustainability and community through gardening. Join us from April to November across eight community gardens.

By news@gippsland - 4th April 2024 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council in partnership with Bass Coast Adult Learning (BCAL) is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2024 productive gardening workshop series, "Bass Coast Garden Gems". This exciting initiative aims to foster a culture of sustainability, health, and community connection through the joy of gardening.

Residents across Bass Coast's eight gardens learn essential gardening, emphasising sustainability, fostering community ties, and cultivating food for healthier, resilient living

Residents across Bass Coast's eight gardens learn essential gardening, emphasising sustainability, fostering community ties, and cultivating food for healthier, resilient living

Garden empowerment program

The workshops will be hosted across Bass Coast's eight community gardens, offering residents an opportunity to learn essential gardening skills while nurturing a deeper connection to their local environment. With a strong emphasis on sustainable practices, the program will empower participants to cultivate their own food, contributing to healthier lifestyles and a more resilient community.

Councillor Clare Le Serve, Mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stating, "Bass Coast Garden Gems embodies our commitment to promoting health, social cohesion, and environmental stewardship within our community. By providing residents with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food, we not only enhance individual well-being but also strengthen the fabric of our neighbourhoods."

Gardening experts empower

In partnership with Bass Coast Adult Learning, the program will feature expert trainers Frances Saunders and Rick Coleman. Frances brings a wealth of experience in horticulture and sustainable landscape design, coupled with a passion for community engagement. Meanwhile, Rick, a renowned permaculture teacher with over three decades of experience, is dedicated to empowering participants with lifelong gardening skills.

"Through Bass Coast Garden Gems, we aim to inspire a new generation of gardeners who are not only capable of growing their own food but also committed to fostering a more sustainable future. We are proud to partner with Bass Coast Adult Learning and our experienced trainers, Frances Saunders and Rick Coleman, to make this vision a reality," said Mayor Le Serve.

Gardening workshops offered

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including soil health, composting, organic pest management, and permaculture principles. Participants can expect hands-on learning experiences and valuable insights from expert trainers, all within the vibrant setting of Bass Coast's community gardens.

Bass Coast residents are encouraged to find their nearest community garden and 'Garden Gem' workshops. 31 workshops from 4th April at PICAL "Family Friendly Gardening" during school holidays to November across the bass coast

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire Council website.


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