A local community gardening project celebrated the opening of its new shed on December 12 in a bid to encourage community gardening on the Peninsula.
The Moana Street community garden forms part of the Peninsula Environment Group’s project to build an eco-friendly, edible and medicinal garden for the public to use.
In a social media post, a spokesperson for Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden said the team was happy and looking forward to projects planned in the new year.
“We have learned that community gardening is not just about growing healthy food, but it is also a way to grow a sense of place and community,” the spokesperson said.
“Other benefits are nutritional healing through access to an increased variety of healthy foods, increased physical well-being through exercise, fresh air and sunlight, and antidepressant effect through meditative connection to nature.”
The group received grants from the State Government, Central Coast Council, the Department of Social Services and Bendigo Bank to help restore the shed.
The rebuild occurred after the shed sustained arson attacks in 2018 and 2019, which resulted in the total loss of infrastructure and supplies.
Social media, Dec 12
Peninsula Environment Group