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January 18, 2022

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Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson can't believe the size of his zucchini.
Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson can’t believe the size of his zucchini.

Shara Gardens volunteer Ralph Johnson is thrilled with the size of his giant zucchini, especially when you consider how quickly it’s sprung up.

Just three years ago, the 1600 square metre plot of land was a sea of tall grass with one path cutting through the middle.

The community garden at Ocean Shores has since undergone a major transformation.

Shara Gardens is now a place to meet, greet and eat.

It has a rotunda providing shade, a tool shed, the tree orchard is flowering and raised garden beds bear fruits and vegetables.

Plans are underway to build a children’s playground and private garden plots will soon be available.

To make the next transformation, the Gardens committee seeks volunteers – and they don’t all have to be gardeners: committee members, sign writers and webmasters (or mistresses) are all called for.

The group is also a registered provider for work for dole, so if you are motivated to work with friendly people in a garden environment, you can nominate them for your work for dole activity.

Community workdays are Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am onwards and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Louis Pavlin 0401 662511 or email [email protected]

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