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Hands raised for Horsham Showground community garden

GREEN THUMBS: Horsham students have joined forces with Horsham Agricultural Society to create a community garden at Horsham Showground. Pictured at the launch are, from left, St Brigid's College teacher Gareth Hose, GJ Gardner Homes' Brett Ellis, Horsham Agricultural president Dalton Cross, Jordyn Dwyer, Oliver Timms, society councillor Ronnie Bennett, Joel Raeck, Jacob Ferguson and Sam Bigham. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

GREEN THUMBS: Horsham students have joined forces with Horsham Agricultural Society to create a community garden at Horsham Showground. Pictured at the launch are, from left, St Brigid’s College teacher Gareth Hose, GJ Gardner Homes’ Brett Ellis, Horsham Agricultural president Dalton Cross, Jordyn Dwyer, Oliver Timms, society councillor Ronnie Bennett, Joel Raeck, Jacob Ferguson and Sam Bigham. Picture: KELLY LAIRD


A group of Horsham students will take a hands-on approach to learning about sustainability and food education during a new community garden project at Horsham Showground.

Five Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students from Horsham’s St Brigid’s College will lead the project as part of a personal development skills unit.

Students from Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Primary School will also participate in the project, which will be officially opened at May’s Horsham Leisure Roadshow.

Horsham Agricultural Society president Dalton Cross said the committee was thrilled by the students’ enthusiasm for the project.

He said students would plant fruit, vegetables and herbs after constructing garden beds.

“It’s great to see the space is going to be used by the community, and that we have youth heavily involved. The garden is within walking distance of both schools involved, so it’s easier for the students to take ownership of it,” he said.

St Brigid’s student Sam Bigham said the community garden was one of several projects the school’s VCAL students were working on.

He said he chose the community garden project because he enjoyed working outside.

Sam said the garden would be a result of collaboration between the students and agricultural society committee members.

The group has also received help from GJ Gardner Homes’ Brett Ellis, who attended the launch at the showground last week.

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Posted on Mar 9 2016

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