The Sustaining the Meadow project is being coordinated by St Marys Area Community Development Project (SMACD). Its primary aim is to bring the residents of Claremont Meadows together through community based gardening activities at the local community centre. Initially this involves workshops around vegetable gardening in a box, composting and worm-farming. Furthermore, it aims to foster an interest in vegetable gardening amongst children through the incorporation of gardening and arts activities into local kids’ play groups. As the community takes increasing ownership over the project we hope to establish a permanent community vegetable garden in Claremont Meadows.
Photo: Greg Harriden with Nevin Sweeney, a St Clair resident who well seasoned in the art of permaculture.