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Donate to help fund the St Albans Community Garden Shed Mural

Friday, April 8, 2022   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: support, arts, community gardens, funding

Help Sustainable St Albans raise funds to commission mural artist Koryu Aoshima to brighten up the garden shed with a design inspired by the produce of the new community garden.

Six months ago 130 Caledonian Road was an empty section. Now it is known as Kohinga Māra or Kohinga Community Garden.

A small group of volunteers have been meeting and planning since July 2021 and over the past six months volunteer numbers have grown through working bees, monthly catch-ups, visitors to the St Albans Community centre and by people just turning up in the garden.

The community garden has been well supported by local businesses donating time, materials and machinery. A shout out to Watts & Hughes who not only made a wonderful job of constructing Kohinga but also kindly left the portacom to use in the garden.

Looking to the future development of the garden, the Ministry of Social Development has contributed $6700 to the garden project through their Food Security Fund to support the implementation of sustainable initiatives which increase access to affordable and healthy kai. 

The group decided that the mural is too frivolous to spend the MSD funding on - instead backing the St Albans community to front with the funds to add a sparkle to this wonderful new community space.

Find out more about how to donate to the development of Kohinga Māra (Give A Little).

With the MSD funding the community garden onsite at the new Kohinga St Albans Community Centre will be developed into a place where all people of St Albans can come together and actively learn the skills needed to grow, care and harvest food in a sustainable manner for years to come.