We partner with other organisations to provide community garden spaces which offer fresh produce to all people. Our first Community Garden offers basic vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers for individuals and families to pick freely and to use at home. We also harvest produce regularly to distribute through the onsite food pantry and to other charities in Toowoomba.
Our very first garden site is located at 100 Glenvale Road, Toowoomba, on land generously offered by Toowoomba Community Baptist Church. We meet there Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11am recommencing from the 7th January 2020 (excludes public holidays, times may be altered during school holidays, please check our facebook page for updates). All are welcome to come along, no prior gardening experience is required.
Throughout the year we offer cooking classes on different topics. Updates on upcoming classes will be posted on our Website and Facebook page.
Sharing information on how to eat well for the best health outcomes is part of our core business with the goal of preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease later on in life. We plan to deliver short, engaging and fun education sessions to improve understanding and adoption of up-to-date recommendations. What this might look like:
- Interactive learning in schools for students and parents
- Character book readings followed by a food-based activity at community garden sites, playgroups, and early learning centres