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social initiative of BEST employment

BEST Food Garden

Our Vision

BEST FOOD Garden

 

The BEST Food Garden is a safe space for people with disability and long term unemployed job seekers to learn new skills and participate in meaningful activities. The project strives to promote community collaboration to build a stronger more resilient and socially inclusive community.

Vegetables are propagated and harvested, then delivered free of charge to impoverished and elderly people throughout the community. Produce includes fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables.

The Food Garden commenced in November 2012 in the hope of engaging the Inverell community. Our garden now produces food for well over 100 people, within Inverell, Glen Innes, Moree and Tingha, every week.

The garden is funded entirely by BEST Employment, with the exception of a few small grants.

 

 

 

 

Community Garden

Achievements

 

2016

Winner Regional Development Northern Inland Innovation Awards Horticulture Category

Finalist NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards, Under 15,000 Population Category

 

2015

Finalist NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards, Under 15,000 Population Category

Winner People’s Choice for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards

 

2014

Runners Up ABC Gardening Australia Community Garden of the Year

Winner Not-for-Profit Category Inverell Business Awards