The garden was originally built and maintained by Stockland as part of their community program, under the guidance of a number of green-fingered and thumbed local residents. The garden flourished – but sadly, over time, the garden has gone a little feral.
Enter the Caloundra West Lions who have put up their collective hands and trowels and made an application to the Council to take over the management and well-being of this great community project.
Recently, some of the Lions have been busy weeding and watering each weekend. They have been in touch with various Council reps about how to get the garden looking and producing as it was originally envisaged – and have been grateful to Bruce Smith who provided invaluable soil, manure, mulch and liquid nutrients to help get the soil ready for planting.
The Lions are looking to have gardening days for the local residents as a regular part of the calendar in the hope that, as a community, we can come together and learn about sustainable food production that we can all share as well as getting to know our neighbours.
Look out for further information about what’s happening in the garden on the Bell Reach Community Garden Facebook page (HERE).
The local Lions club meets on the third Monday of each month at the Bellvista Tavern – any new faces are always welcome.