The Growing Alamein project combines vocational learning opportunities with a community garden project. Our purpose is to provide quality lifelong learning opportunities for people in the local community so that they can reach their full potential and participate in the local community.
For the wider community, we've had a range of participants throughout the centre, from the Men's Shed to our other community garden participants, to volunteers, to other students in our classes who have come out and enjoyed planting seedlings from their own gardens, participating in our watering roster and now starting to harvest some of the produce.
We've invited our horticulture students to be involved in the design and planting of a new garden for our front yard area at Alamein. We've focused on an edible garden so that we can plant fruit and veggies and encourage people to come along and partake of our garden, and hopefully we'll be able to provide a lot of produce for the local community to enjoy.
It's provided us with lots of ideas for some future projects, so we can look at potentially having some cooking classes that we'll be able to do using some of our local produce and it's just a fun and inclusive way of involving lots of different people in our neighbourhood house.