AMES Australia recently hosted the formal opening of a new community garden at the Melbourne Multicultural Hub's Drill Hall.
The event, part of Harmony Week celebrations, saw representatives from the City of Melbourne, Housing Choices Australia, CoHealth, AMES, the Multicultural Hub and the Drill Hall Community Garden Association attend.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp officially opened the garden and was joined by AMES CEO Cath Scarth, local MP Adam Bandt, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus, the CEO of housing choices Australia Michael Lennon, the CEO of CoHealth Nicole Bartholomeusz as well as four City of Melbourne councillors.
AMES Australia Community Engagement Officer Reshma Mandahar said the event was a great succes.
“We had a plant workshop where we planted next season's vegetables," Reshma said.
“Also, aboriginal elder Ringo Terrick performed Welcome to Country and smoking ceremonies for the event and planted native edible plants in one section of the garden," she said.
“All of the groups present have worked together for this garden to develop and to make it what it is today. So, thanks to everyone," Reshma said.
This article was written and reviewed by AMES Australia Media Team.