The DRERS Community Garden is an initiative to grow a connection between DRERS and the community around us to improve your health, learn new skills and eat healthier food. The garden is now in its second planting year. We started with a number of small boxes which are now stacked on the recycled shelving thanks to the Belgrave Bookbarn. On the shelves we have easy access to the herbs. In line with our Statement of Purpose, we envisage many benefits to flow from growing and sharing herbs and vegetables like:
- contributing to a strong and healthy community by bringing people in contact through the experience of growing food
- extend the DRERS food provision with fresh food for improved nutrition
- exchange of skills transfer between DRERS volunteers, clients and the community
To use a Paul Kelly song line:
“from little things big things grow”
Here are some other ideas how to grow veggies and herbs in ‘unusual’ containers.
Not new but definitely having a bit of a resurgence is the vertical garden: