Under a Shorten Labor Government, local residents will be able to grow their own produce at a new community garden, located at the Central Ringwood Community Centre.
Labor candidate for Deakin, Tony Clark, today announced that under a Shorten Labor Government, the Centre – a cornerstone of the Ringwood community for over 35 years – will receive $100,000 in funding to develop the garden.
The new garden will provide a communal outdoor space, allowing community members to grow produce together and strengthening cultural ties.
“This garden will be such an asset for the Centre. As well as allowing residents to grow their own food, this garden will bring people together from across our community,” said Mr Clark.
Mr Clark said that the project would help teach the next generation about healthy living and sustainability.
“I became passionate about the environment at a very young age. Time spent in the garden and in nature was integral to that.”
“This garden will give local kids the same opportunity to learn about healthy eating and the many ways we can do our bit to help the environment.”
18 JUNE 2016