Lismore Community Gardens is great space in our community. It is managed by Rainbow Region Community Farms (RRCF) and coordinated by a team of volunteers.
They would like to provide first aid training for the volunteers and purchase new garden and power tools to use developing the garden.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $1,350 to assist the volunteers with these projects.
“Volunteers are central to so many local organisations and provide important services in our community,” Mr Hogan said.
“This will allow them to buy new garden forks, watering cans, hand trowels, pruners, a new drill and a circular saw.”
“These volunteers also deliver produce to Lismore FoodBank and other community groups.”
“It is important to support the efforts of these organisations and the individuals that allow them to function.”
RRCF Coordinator Peter Luckett said the group was very pleased with the funding.
“This will allow us to purchase new gloves and tools to encourage more volunteers and support our great existing volunteers with the cost of fuel for delivery of produce,” Mr Luckett said.