Green thumbs to grow in revived Scope garden

CLIENTS at the Scope Golden North Lifestyle Options will soon have their own plants and vegetables to maintain after the garden underwent a makeover.

Workers from Conservation Volunteers Australia spent four days reviving the garden and filling the beds with vegetables and other plants. They also created crushed rock paths for wheelchair access.

Volunteer Harrison Sheehan said it was the first project he had been involved in with the conservation group but he had enjoyed it.

He said it was good to help out the clients at Scope and give the community a garden they could enjoy.

Scope Loddon Mallee regional manager Mary Sullivan praised the efforts of the volunteers who worked tirelessly.

“They have done a fabulous job,” she said. “The volunteers have made the garden beds very accessible.”

Ms Sullivan said the Scope clients would be responsible for maintaining the garden.

She said people with disabilities often felt isolated from the community and it was terrific to see community groups engaging in Scope projects.

Scope Golden North Lifestyle Options supports people with a disability and their families in the local community.

Conservation Volunteers Australia involve more than 10,000 people every year in practical conservation projects and a range of training programs. 

– MADDIE WINES

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