The Nowra East Community Permaculture Garden is blooming and now appears on front of a local phone book.
The Nowra East permaculture garden won a competition to find Nowra’s gardening great, will appear on the front cover of this year’s Yellow Pages and White Pages Nowra, along with their top gardening tip.
The search for Nowra’s Gardening Great was a partnership between the Yellow Pages, White Pages and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network (ACFCGN).
All Nowra directories will celebrate the achievements of the ACFCGN, who work to promote the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture.
The Nowra East Community Permaculture Garden impressed a panel of judges from Yellow Pages, White Pages and the ACFCGN.
The local gardening group entered an image of their striking garden along with their creative gardening tip, demonstrating the group’s love and passion of gardening and urban agriculture.
Nowra East Community Permaculture Garden member Debbie Hargraves said getting to appear on front of Yellow Pages and White Pages Nowra was exciting.
“The Nowra East Community Permaculture Garden has been active for three years and our members have found no better way to relax and be creative, while also contributing to making our community more sustainable and beautiful,” Ms Hargraves said.
“I hope our gardening tip will inspire others in the Nowra region to get out and start a garden of their own.”
The group’s gardening tip, and the secret to their healthy garden, appears on the inside of the front cover for local residents to use, alongside details of the remarkable work that the ACFCGN do in the area.
Yellow Pages spokesperson, Erin Williamson, said they share a common goal of connecting members of local communities with ACFCGN.
“We also share a mutual love for gardening and appreciation for the benefits of community gardens and urban agriculture,” she said.
“We are excited to see the nations gardening king and queens celebrated on the cover of our directories over the coming months and hope to encourage more Aussies to get their hands dirty and relish the benefits of gardening too.”
ACFCGN, a volunteer network, facilitates the formation and management of over 600 community gardens and similar social enterprises across the nation, by making important information attainable.
The network aims to promote the benefits that community gardens and urban farms can bring to local communities, while also endorsing the positive impacts on individual health and wellbeing.
NSW ACFCGN representative Chris Brown, said, community gardens were a place where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can participate, create and learn contributing to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
“We are excited by the partnership with the Yellow Pages and White Pages and eager to use this platform to promote the benefits of community gardening and encourage more people to get involved with the network,” he said.
Distribution of the 2018 Yellow Pages and White Pages Nowra cobound book featuring Nowra East Community Permaculture Garden will take place from May 19.