Bounty for plenty at garden project

The Crookwell Community Garden installation of new fencing will provide better security for the garden beds and comfort for those that invest in plots.

Bronwyn Haynes, chairperson of the garden committee, has received $13,199 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust to fence the entire block.

Garden delight: Bronwyn Haynes (centre) and members of the Community Garden Committee tend to their patch of paradise. Photo: Clare McCabe.

Garden delight: Bronwyn Haynes (centre) and members of the Community Garden Committee tend to their patch of paradise. Photo: Clare McCabe.

“It’s for security of the garden,” Ms Haynes said.

The added security is not to deter people, but to keep out stray dogs and kangaroos that could enter the garden and dig up the plots.

“It is so the community can be reassured if they invest in a bed,” Ms Haynes said.

The fence is also a crucial part of the garden architecture because it will be used to plant along.

There will be fruit trees, and flowering natives, Ms Haynes said.

The Crookwell Progress Association applied for the grant to complete the fencing after a Gullen Range Wind Farm grant was also successful.

Veolia had 25 successful grant recipients who received contributions from $630 to $22,871.

Ms Haynes plans for a community garden started five years ago, and the project has continued to receive a lot of support from the local community.

There are plans for the entire garden to run on a sustainable efficient energy program, that would include solar power and compost.

“It will be as sustainable as possible.”

The garden will hold workshops throughout the year, including seed planting and seasonal preparation.

It is the beginning of five year plan for the gardens that would “officially” open when the fencing is completed.