Today, in persistent rain, 40 people turned out with coats and umbrellas to help celebrate the completion of Stage 1 of the Cygnet Library Garden Project….. At last, after more than 3 years of pestering, it is finally happening! Hip hip hooray!!
Moreover, this tiny snippet of a garden, measuring about 12m x 0.5m plus a bit more around the corner, has inspired a community art project and brought donations of time and energy from the Port Cygnet Men’s Shed, Cygnet Glass, Corey at Treemendous, the local CWA (Country Women’s Assoc.), Woodbridge Fruit Trees, and more.
A picture tells a thousand words….
My next idea is to take this first stage and repeat it up and down the main street, then through all the streets of Cygnet. Wherever there is a little piece of land, I would like to fill it with suitable, edible plants, flowers and herbs, turning Cygnet into a Seasonal Smorgasbord for everyone to use and enjoy.
Police Station, Fire Station, Health Centre, Banks, Shops and Cafes etc etc…. building on the momentum of the library garden and that of the local schools who have embraced food gardening in a big way already.