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Ever been interested in starting your own garden? If the answer is yes you may wish to consider a couple of suggestions.
The first is the idea of a community garden. Elsewhere in Christchurch community gardens have been established with the aims of reducing kitchen waste, promoting social interaction and meeting some basic food needs. Gardening can also be fun and teach people new skills. To establish a community garden a suitable site has to be found and a group of committed residents is needed to take care of it.
The second suggestion was to run a short course, through the Phillipstown Community Centre, on cheap and easy gardening methods and simple ways to beautify the place that you live. If enough people are interested it could be really worthwhile.
Considering that Charleston was the site of William Wilsons plant nursery in the 1800s, it would be nice to see a continuation of the areas history. Perhaps the nursery suburb could form the basis of the Charleston identity and be reflected in the way the area is renewed.
If you are interested in either of these suggestions, or have time or skills to contribute, please let us know.
Contact: Josie Schröder
Ph: 941 8932
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