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Warrane Mornington community garden takes shape

THE Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden is ready to bloom over Spring, supporting the community with the many services it offers.

The garden comprises of fruit trees and a number of vegetable patches, with the orchard encompassing 37 mixed trees that were sponsored by members of the community, politicians and schools.

The produce from the garden is used in community lunches and for lunch and dinner packs for community members.

School groups are also given tours of the garden as an educational experience and to encourage healthy eating.

“As well as providing fresh and affordable fruit and vegetables, community gardens provide a sense of community and belonging and get people active, helping relieve stress and improve physical healthy,” Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz said.

Clarence Alderman Brendan Blomeley said it was wonderful to see the work Leah Brightman from the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre and other volunteers had put into the garden.

“The Neighbourhood Centre has a dedicated group of volunteers who plant the trees and maintain the garden, and it was a pleasure to see what a difference they are making to their community,” he said.