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Community Based Gardens in Bushfire Affected Areas

Posted in Models by Rob Eales on December 7th, 2010

Source: cuttings, the Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) newsletter

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From “Community Based Gardens in Bushfire Affected Areas:

In response to the 2009 bushfires’ tragedy, the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust established a special $2 million Bushfires Grants Fund to assist those Victorians affected by the tragedy. In 2010, Sustainable Gardening Australia received $1m from this fund to deliver a 3 year project that will establish and promote community based gardening across Victorian bushfire areas.

This project is designed to contribute to the community recovery process of those Victorians who were directly affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009. It aims to provide a lasting contribution by helping to rebuild and regenerate through sustainable gardening activities. The project is a partnership between the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, SGA and bushfire affected communities as defined by the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (VBRRA).

Read more about the project on the SGA website or download the project PDF.

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