BLOSSOMING PROJECT: Gillian Lynn with Rocky the cocky at Westfalen Community Garden.
BLOSSOMING PROJECT: Gillian Lynn with Rocky the cocky at Westfalen Community Garden. Inga Williams

Green thumbs needed to pitch in at garden

GREEN thumbs and willing helpers are desperately needed to help the Westfalen Community Garden in Collingwood Park flourish.

Having spent 10 wonderful years in helping this important community service grow, husband and wife duo Graham and Gillian Lynn now need help from those in the area who can spare a few hours a week to help them maintain the gardens.

The couple have recently been spending up to seven days a week working in the gardens keeping it nice and tidy.

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"My husband and I are getting too old to do all that hard work like raking and tidying up, so we really need some help from the community," Mrs Lynn said.

"We can't do everything that we used to do. I currently go down and attend to the chooks and collect their eggs and make cups of tea for people.

"But we need volunteers who can spare a couple of hours a week to attend to the bigger projects.

"If we can get 10 people to do 10 jobs, that's great. Whether it takes them one morning a week, or a few hours over a couple of days, that is fine. There is no pressure on anyone."

If you are strapped for time, there are other ways can you support the group.

The small not-for-profit community group is also seeking donations of gardening implements like shovels or rakes, grass clippings from mowing contractors and an unused caravan, or something similar, which would be a suitable spot for people to sit and have a drink.

The Westfalen Community Gardens are a vital service for the Collingwood Park area.

Many residents come in and rent their own plots to grow their own vegetables if they do not have the space at home.

The garden also has a designated plot where they grow vegetables which are in turn donated to the Goodna Anglican Church to give to people in need.

The Westfalen Community Gardens have two sections: One on Duncan St, Collingwood Park, and the other on Old Ipswich Rd, Riverview.

If you would like to help, phone Graham and Gillian on 3814 5080 or 0421 225 040.



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