Centacare’s Growing Community Spirit

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Centacare’s Growing Community Spirit
Happy group at launch of the garden

Centacare Tasmania says a new community food garden opened by the Premier at Richmond will help build a stronger and more resilient community.

The Richmond Community Food Garden is a joint initiative of Centacare, the Coal River Valley Sustainable Living Group (CRVSLG), the Richmond Primary School and the local community.

Centacare Tasmania Executive Director Tim Gourlay says the garden is growing not only vegetables and fruit, but greater health consciousness, positive links between the elderly and young, and a strong sense of community spirit.

“Not only have we been able to build a garden which will keep producing fruit and vegetables for Richmond residents, we are also building a better, closer and more caring community.”

Centacare provided the land for the garden, which backs on to Richmond Primary and is ideally placed for school students, staff, Centacare unit residents and other locals to meet and grow together under the guidance of the Sustainable Living Group. 

Centacare residents will be among those to enjoy the fresh produce.