Julia Hall (left) and Michelle Lowe are looking for support for a community garden at Suffolk Park.
Julia Hall (left) and Michelle Lowe are looking for support for a community garden at Suffolk Park.

Mums seek support for garden

Following the lead of Mullumbimby and Ocean Shores, there are now plans to set up a community garden at Suffolk Park.

Behind the push are two mums, Julia Hall and Michelle Lowe, who have been working closely on the proposal with Byron Council’s sustainability officer, Graeme Williams.

Several possible sites have been identified, but both Julia and Michelle say the plan will only progress if there is good support from residents.

And with 40 people already on an email list, they are quietly confident the project should be a goer.

The level of support should be clearer after a public meeting at the Suffolk Park Community Hall on Friday, December 4 from 5 to 7 pm to which all interested residents are invited.

After growing up in England, Julia said she was surprised to find no community gardens when she came to Suffolk Park nine years ago.

Both she and Michelle said with predicted food shortages in the future, it made sense to have community gardens.

“We need to know how to grow our food,” said Michelle.

For information on the project call Julia on 66859922 or Michelle on 0431685638.

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