Lalor garden project bringing community together

Charlie Saliba, mayor Stevan Kozmevski, Sarah Brimble, Rod Sheehan, Kerry Borg. Photo: Supplied

Lalor residents are sowing the seeds of successful partnerships, working together to create identifying signs for a community garden.

Students at Peter Lalor Vocational College have joined forces with the Lalor and Districts Men’s Shed, Lalor Community Garden members and Whittlesea council to design and create the signs to aid the management of compost bays, communal garden areas and a worm farm.

Following a recent worm farm and composting workshop, gardeners said they wanted signs that would help them educate visitors on good composting and worm farm practices, as well as helping gardeners manage the system.

At the start of the school term, community garden members provided foundation and senior students at Peter Lalor Vocational College with a brief for the project requiring the students to make the signs as part of a numeracy project.

The community garden sign project is part of the council’s Sustainability Outreach Whittlesea program.

Mayor Stevan Kozmevski said the project was a great example of the community coming together for a common purpose. “It’s great to see so many people of different ages and life stages working together on a project,” he said. “It’s what community is all about.”