New garden guru to pass on knowledge

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

A new face has joined the environmental crusaders at Care For Hedland to help residents take advantage of the gardening season.

New gardening co-ordinator Toni Cooling joined the environmental association last week, bringing her considerable local organic vegetable growing experience to the role.

New to the team, but not new to gardening, Ms Cooling has a long and successful history as a volunteer with Baler Primary School.

“It always gives you a great feeling to grow something and hopefully I can pass that on to the next generation,” she said.

“The love for gardening and the passion for it that others and myself have most definitely is where my love comes from.”

Ms Cooling hit the ground running last week, planning events and activities.

“It’s a bit of an exciting time in town at the moment,” she said

“Between now and around Anzac Day, it’s the ideal time to get into gardening.”

Ms Cooling will be guiding works at the RSL community garden, Port Hedland Pony Club Community garden, community gardening workshops, selling seeds and seedlings at the association’s market stalls, school and day acre workshops and all the competitions in between.

To kick start the gardening season, the environmental association will be having a Start Your Veggie Patch from Scratch workshop on April 22 at the RSL garden from 9am.

“People can come and learn how to get their garden patches up,” Ms Cooling said.

To contact Ms Cooling and find out what’s coming up, email gar den@careforhedland.org.au or call 0447 907 661.

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