Seeds of an idea come to fruition
A NEW community project is starting to take shape - the seed has been planted and a surveyor has visited the site.
Coffs Caring Community Incorporated is spearheading a vege patch following the offer of land-use behind the Women's Resource and Information Centre (corner of Gordon and Valley Sts and near the Catholic Church).
Yesterday marked the first step from concept to creation with local surveyor Ian Evison volunteering his skills.
He will draw up a site map and develop a landscape plan forming the beginning of a blossoming vege patch.
CCCI aims to empower local people to meet the needs of their community and achieves this by giving financial support to already existing charities.
It is the unseen arm, doing subtle deeds that make a big difference.
CCCI's Margaret Chapman said we all need something and we all have something to give and the project is about working together and sharing what we have.
"There are people who know and people who want to learn and the vege patch will provide a place, where for example retired farmers could mentor others, sharing their specific interest in tomatoes or citrus," Mrs Chapman said.
"The ongoing production of veges would mean the produce can be shared, preserved or go toward further fundraising for community causes."
For the project to grow, volunteers and donations are needed to provide sunshine and water to this promising community seed.
CCCI is seeking volunteers - including a project co-ordinator - along with materials to help with the no dig vege patch.
Whether it is the donation of citrus trees, help with landscaping, planting, tending to or taking time to collect seaweed to nourish the garden (when it's in full-swing), every contribution will help make up the whole - after all you can't have a community vege patch without a community.
To offer your support contact Margaret on 6651 3667 or Bernard on 6653 7726.