Make Healthy Normal project in full bloom

GROWS ON YOU: Victoria Maudson, Ron Witzs and Shoalhaven City Council’s Councillor Nina Cheyne at the Nowra East Primary School Permaculture Garden.
GROWS ON YOU: Victoria Maudson, Ron Witzs and Shoalhaven City Council’s Councillor Nina Cheyne at the Nowra East Primary School Permaculture Garden.

THE people who attended an information session at the Nowra East Primary School’s Permaculture Garden walked away impressed.

They gathered at the garden to hear about and support the Make Healthy Normal project.

The Shoalhaven Anti-Poverty Committee (SAPC) will be working with Nowra East Pride and the Nowra East Primary School Permaculture Garden to foster community connections through the Make Healthy Normal project.

The first meeting of the Make Healthy Normal project was held on Wednesday (January 17) at the garden.

Members of the local multicultural community were invited to head along and talk about how they might help create a multicultural garden, become a guest cook for the children, contribute to a neighbourhood dinner or help at the monthly working bees.

The project aims to bring together people from a diverse range of cultures to work with, and alongside, the children of the Nowra East Primary School and the residents of Nowra East in the Permaculture Garden.

The Shoalhaven Multicultural group is supporting the project and will hold its Harmony Day event in March in the garden.

Guest chefs, as part of the project, will also be making meals for the Nowra East Public School students.

People and groups can still get involved.

SAPC facilitator Judith Reardon said it will provide individuals with a great opportunity to share their own knowledge and learn from others as well as strengthen community ties.

“When communities are connected people are healthier, feel safer, local economies expand, businesses succeed, education grows, support systems become more efficient,” she said.

For more information contact Judith Reardon on 4422 1299, 0412 034 074 or email community@sns.org.au