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Guerilla Gardening Alive and Well on Miramar Peninsula

Published: Tue 30 Jul 2013 11:31 AM
Guerilla Gardening Alive and Well on Miramar Peninsula
Earlier this month (July), a few keen guerrilla gardeners in the Miramar area got together & decided to establish a local community garden & orchard.
Being supporters of the “Save Mt Crawford Campaign”, which aims to stop the sale of the crown owned Wellington prison property on the open market, the former prison
garden was the obvious choice for our venture.
Our main aims are to grow & provide vegetables, herbs & fruit for the local community, evolve a supportive garden community, create a nursery, & develop the site for
recreational purposes.
As this area is commonly known as Mt Crawford, we have decided the best name for our community garden is, the “Mt Crawford Community Garden”.
With spring just around the corner, we have begun tidying up & beautifying a small area of this site, so that work can begin on preparing the ground for the planting of vegetables, herbs & fruit trees.
We have also set up the “Mt Crawford Community Garden” Facebook page, for those interested in supporting or following the progress of our undertaking.
John Overton, spokesperson for the “Mt Crawford Community Garden” & the “Save Mt Crawford” campaign.
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