Leesa, one of our newest garden members, who is currently doing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Sydney, is making James Street Reserve Community Garden the focus of her humanities internship. This involves Leesa spending 80 hours, over the next few months, on various projects to assist with the garden's sustainabilitiy.
During our last working bee, members gave ideas for focus areas. While still being fine-tuned, the short list includes:
- Signage - Anti-vandelism & general education
- Children's workshop
- Data collection - Historic and an ongoing system
- Compost - Explore a partnership with new compost group trying to link organic waste from restaurants with compost systems of community gardens
- Induction process - for new members
We are very excited at this opportunity and we wish Leesa all the best with this internship.