Nurturing a food garden for all to enjoy

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Hamida has proudly been involved in establishing and nurturing the Kensington Community Food Forest and is so happy to now see the garden producing bumper fresh food crops. 
 

“I have loved helping. It is so nice to see how much it has grown since we started the garden.” 
 

Hamida has been involved in the Food Forest since the early days of planning and planting. Her role in the volunteer Forest Care Group has been to look after the compost and help water the plants. 
 

The Food Forest is built on sustainability principles and grows fruit and nut trees, herbs and vegetables. This year Hamida has continued to visit the garden regularly. “I love to pick chilli, capsicum, coriander and mint and my daughter really enjoys smelling the herbs and helping with the harvest,” said Hamida with a smile.  
 

Last year Hamida accepted the Office of Housing Victoria in Bloom award for Best Community Garden on behalf of the Food Forest. The award voucher bought loads of seeds, which have grown to produce an abundance of fresh food for the community, including surplus food for families in food crisis and food for residents to pick.