The SUN programme has been instrumental in making connections within local neighbourhoods. They are now working in cooperation with The Nourish Project to assist local groups in creating community garden projects.
"The Nourish Project uses a collaborative approach to grow access to healthy, locally-produced food, food literacy, and food advocacy. Through innovative programs and strong partnerships, we create spaces where people feel that they belong."
On 7 February about 20 neighbours and GreenUP and Nourish Project staff gathered for a preliminary meeting at St Luke's. Jenn McCallum and Hayley Goodchild provided background information about SUN. They then turned the meeting over to Jill Bishop who is the lead person for gardens in the Nourish Project. Jill shared information about community gardens and then invited the group to break into smaller groups to discuss types of gardens, design ideas plus hopes and aspirations for a community garden. The group also conducted 'asset mapping' to discover the particular interests and skills of the budding 🙂 gardeners.